Lost Lease Ends Zum Schneider’s 20-Year Reign on Avenue C

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020 at 5:09 am by

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Come February, Alphabet City will be without its longtime Biergarten.

Zum Schneider – anchoring 107 Avenue C for twenty years – will pack up and move elsewhere. Apparently, the landlord, listed as 229 East 7th Street HFDC, decided not to renew the lease of the popular beer hall and restaurant. (The landlord unsuccessfully attempted to evict Zum Schneider in 2006.)

EV Grieve broke the story last week, and spoke to ownership about the impending move.

“Yes, it’s rather sad after 20 years, but the East Village seems to have the trend that storefronts become empty and stay empty for years,” eponymous owner Sylvester Schneider told the East Village blog. “Strange development.”

The Biergarten will close on February 25. Schneider said that the search for a new home begins “in early 2020.”

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