105 Eldridge Street

Warren 77 Partner Still Trying to Take Over Fontana’s on Eldridge Street

Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

The bid to replace Fontana’s on Eldridge Street is gradually proceeding. Warren 77 partner Eddie Bilowich and Ise Restaurant’s Manabu Nishigaki (aka Invite Only LLC) return to the Community Board 3 docket tonight to jointly pitch the concept before the advisory body. Their application first appeared as an agenda item three months ago, and was twice withdrawn since. […]

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‘1Oak’ Doorman Eddie Bilowich Angling for Nightspot at Fontana’s Space on Eldridge Street

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Looks like Fontana’s already has its replacement on Eldridge Street. And the identity of its principal and pedigree – Eddie Bilowich – might have neighbors further worried. Word of the new contender arrives more than three months after the longtime bar and performance venue called it quits. Bilowich, the current head doorman at 1Oak (the Butter Group), […]

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Fontana’s Closes This Weekend; Neighbors Worry that the Adjacent ‘Flower Shop’ Bar is in Play for the Eldridge Street Space

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

You have less than a week to pay your respects to Fontana’s Bar on Eldridge Street. If it’s your jam. As previously reported, the longtime multilevel bar is closing shop after more than twelve years on the block. The departure is a result of an impossible rent escalation to $30,000 per month for the sprawling space. […]

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Load Out: Fontana’s Bar Will Close Shop in March After a Dirty Dozen on Eldridge Street

Posted January 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

By now you’ve seen, you’ve heard. Fontana’s at 105 Eldridge Street will end its impressive tenure in just a couple months. Sometime in March. The bar and performance venue – long a welcoming stage for small-time artists – has been on the block for a dozen years. Proprietors Holly Ferrari, Mary Finn, and Deannie Wheeler together […]

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Interpol Filmed Its Latest Music Video for ‘My Desire’ at Fontana’s

Posted October 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Interpol grew up on the Lower East Side over a decade ago, graduating in the same class as rockers like The Strokes, Longwave, Ambulance LTD, and Stellastar. The dearly departed Luna Lounge was an early stage and proving ground. … So it’s nice to see the 2014 iteration of the foursome paying tribute to the […]

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The Blackfires Lay Waste to Fontana’s [2/3/12]

Posted February 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

Stuck between a rock and a dank place – that pretty much describes the sweaty scene in the dark dungeon of Fontana’s late Friday evening.

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Fontana’s Owners Working with Concerned Resident

Posted February 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Last week, we wrote about an anonymous Eldridge Street resident who claimed Fontana’s patrons were continually soiling the adjacent building entrance. A quick follow-up after the jump!

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Fontana’s Patrons Treat Eldridge Street Like Bathroom

Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

There is no doubt a direct correlation between the proliferation of neighborhood nightspots and cases of public urination and puking.

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Louie C.K. Film Shoot on Grand Last Night

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Louis C.K. might have his own show on FX these days, but nobody really recognized him on Grand Street during last night’s film shoot.

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