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Spitzer’s Corner Reopened this Weekend as ‘Grunhaus’ on Rivington Street

Last modified March 12, 2018 at 8:43 am

Spitzer’s Corner closed in late-January and went under the knife a a few weeks later. The establishment went through a speedy conversion to a new nightlife concept that’s basically more of the same. Meet Grunhaus, the successor, which officially opened over the weekend. Fresh neon signage has been in play since last week. They serve […]

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‘Spitzer’s Corner’ Closes for Renovations

Posted January 23, 2018 at 5:05 am

For the first time in a long time, the southeast corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets is relatively quiet. Ten-year-old Spitzer’s Corner closed this week for a slight makeover. Signs announcing the onsite renovations appear in the doorway of the establishment. This is an expected development. As previously reported, hated Hell Square operator Rob Shamlian is […]

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Ten Years on, Spitzer’s Corner Morphs to ‘Spritzenhaus LES’

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

Controversial Hell Square gastropub, Spitzer’s Corner, likely has a makeover in its future. Its owner Rob Shamlian is apparently looking to spruce things up a bit after ten years at Rivington and Ludlow Streets. Spitzer’s returns to Community Board 3 tonight, not for a sale of assets as in recent months, but to alter the […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Boulton & Watt Team Eyes Purchase of Shamlian’s Hell Square Empire

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Most anything related to Hell Square nightlife these days is usually bad news, newcomers or otherwise. Now, it appears three of the most problematic establishments are again being pitched in a manner befitting a fire sale. Controversial owner Rob Shamlian is again seeking buyers for his trio of Hell Square hot-spots – Fat Baby, Spitzer’s […]

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Rob Shamlian Makes Good on Promise and Sells off Spitzer’s Corner

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:03 am

Controversial nightlife operator Rob Shamlian is finally making good on his promise to ditch the Lower East Side. Two of his three Hell Square holdings are changing hands as we speak. Not surprising. Shamlian has been “done with the Lower East Side” since at least 2011, and therefore willing to fully divest. The Derby was […]

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Dress Before Drink: The Spitzer’s Dress Store of Yore

Posted February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

The mere mention of Spitzer these days evokes not only the disgraced former governor, but images of an oft-crowded bar in Hell Square that has a penchant for angering neighbors. More than seven years of Spitzer’s Corner at Rivington and Ludlow Streets has been marked with plenty of controversy, from employee lawsuits and Department of Health […]

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CB3 Approves Sale of Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz; Sarid Drory Promises High End Makeovers

Last modified January 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

The lack of nightlife hopefuls at the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting last night was deceiving. Never was there ever such an assembly in Community Board 3 that’s lasted under three hours. Oh, no. Especially not when controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian is on the docket to unload two of his marquee properties. Between hearing the […]

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Rob Shamlian Looking to Sell Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to Owner of Mezetto

Posted November 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

It appears controversial nightlife figure Rob Shamlian is on a divestment track from the Lower East Side. Two of his bigger moneymakers – Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington) and Los Feliz (109 Ludlow) – might soon change hands. Documents delivered to Community Board 3 this month seem to indicate an imminent sale of assets. Word on the street is that […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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