Albert Trummer will Soon Open ‘La Bas’ in Grand Street Basement

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 at 5:11 am by

A notorious mixologist best known for setting his Chinatown bar-top on fire is finally opening his long-delayed Grand Street club.

Apotheke vet Albert Trummer obtained his full liquor license for the basement of 324 Grand last January. Despite neighborhood protest. Now, a year later, he’s ready to talk about La Bas. Formerly named The Atelier, this cocktail den is reportedly a head-nod to 1980s nightspot Area.

According to a plug in Page Six, Trummer is joined at 324-326 Grand by fellow nightlifers Francois Emond and Milan Odin, with artist Jackie Bernon handling “creative and music direction.” Elizabeth Keatinge is also listed as principal on the license.

And, as a reminder, La Bas is located directly across the street from a preschool. Within the bounds of the state’s own 200-foot restriction.

(Remember that Trummer was arrested after setting the Apotheke bar-top ablaze in 2010 and that Sanatorium collected an astounding 78 complaints to 311 in 2018.)

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