Darin Rubell

Pretty Ricky’s Makes itself Known in Hell Square

Last modified October 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

The bar formerly known as Grunhaus, and earlier, Spitzer’s Corner, is now showing its new identity. Pretty Ricky’s is almost ready to party. The corner bar at Ludlow and Rivington Streets last week installed new neon signage above the entrance. Its placement caps several months of interior renovations. The prolific team behind Boulton & Watt […]

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Boulton & Watt Team Readies ‘Little Ricky’s’ on Ludlow Street

Posted September 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets, change is nigh. No, not Beastie Boys Square, but the replacement of a fallen nightlife empire. That of Rob Shamlian. His Grunhaus reboot of Spitzer’s Corner failed to succeed, and closed last spring. In its place, the prolific team behind Boulton & Watt and Drexler’s – Darin […]

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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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Darin Rubell’s Cocktail Bar Drexler’s Debuts Tomorrow in Old Ella Lounge Space

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. That’s the story at 9 Avenue A, where Drexler’s is set to open tomorrow. This new cocktail bar was imagined by the same team that ran Ella Lounge at this address for more than six years – Darin Rubell, Jordan Novak, Josh Boyd. Aside from seasonal beers […]

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Ella Lounge Shutters After 6+ Years on Avenue A

Posted January 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

Alphabet City just lost Ella. We are learning that Ella Lounge ceased operations shortly after the new year. Gates are drawn; the phone line unresponsive. Its final night was reportedly this past Saturday. There are a few parting party shots shared across social media. The trendy establishment – described as a den specializing in the […]

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Gallery Bar on Orchard Street to Close Saturday Night; Max Fish 2.0 Coming Soon

Last modified May 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

Saturday night will be the finale for Gallery Bar. The oft-problematic art-bar at 120 Orchard Street is currently set to close on May 17 with a “cocktails and art” party. In recent weeks, the bar seemed only to open on the weekends. But it’s all a moot point. As we’ve been reporting, the historic Max Fish […]

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Nice Guy Eddie’s Dismantled on Avenue A

Last modified June 30, 2012 at 1:09 am

Nice Guy Eddie’s has been a somber sight ever since Sunday evening, when the reliable corner watering hole shuttered forever.

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