The Cock Heads to Fat Baby

Posted on: April 29th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

The Cock is headed down.

The self-proclaimed “rock and roll fag bar” may soon move to Hell Square. To an address notorious among locals for being a boisterous pain in the ass.

Application materials on file with Community Board 3 reveal that the nightclub marked 112 Rivington Street – the former abode of Fat Baby – as its new home. (So much for the Suave.) As such, ownership is petitioning the advisory body to remove the liquor license from 93 Second Avenue and transfer here.

Of course, the East Village is no stranger to The Cock. And the nightclub has a checkered history in the area. Its last appearance before CB3 was related to taking over the former Lit Lounge space back in 2015. The move inspired an aggressive “Block the Cock” campaign from unhappy neighbors.

The commercial unit that previously hosted Fat Baby at 112 Rivington Street has been vacant since Rob Shamlian cut and ran in 2017. Expect a major battle from residents in the vicinity.

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