Fat Baby

Potential Fat Baby Replacement Evicted Before Ever Opening

Last modified January 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

The Fat Baby space is again up for grabs. Eviction papers were taped to the door last week, indicating that the latest proposal for the Suave Bar and Restaurant is dead in the water. Suave was the third suitor in the last year for 112 Rivington Street. Principal Erinson Salce (of Sahara East on First […]

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The Fat Baby Space on Rivington Street is Again Epicenter of New Community Battle

Last modified September 11, 2019 at 6:57 am

When it comes to nightlife, few areas attract the controversial quite like the tiny block of Rivington Street, between Ludlow and Essex, in Hell Square. And so it goes that the problem child formerly known as Fat Baby is back in the center of a new battle with the community. The battlefield was set Monday […]

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A ‘Suave’ Takeover of the Former Fat Baby is Underway

Last modified September 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

The former home of a problematic Hell Square nightclub could soon boast another. The commercial unit that previously hosted Fat Baby at 112 Rivington Street has been vacant since Rob Shamlian cut and ran in 2017. A steady stream of real estate listings ensued, pimping the space for as much as $23,000 per month. Two […]

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New ‘Paint ‘N Sip’ Concept Eyes Vacant Fat Baby Spot on Rivington Street

Posted March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

If the proverbial planets align, Hell Square is on tap to catch a new “paint and sip” establishment. On one of the worst blocks and notorious of spaces. The controversial Fat Baby footprint on Rivington Street has been vacant and on the market since Rob Shamlian shuttered the bar in 2017 and fled. Listings since […]

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‘Fat Baby’ Club Replacement Headed for Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s not over until the fat baby screams. Rob Shamlian’s former Rivington Street club, Fat Baby, went belly up almost one year ago. Since then, the 3,350 square-foot space is continually pitched as a prime nightlife opportunity, and listed on the market. Some listings boast the “awesome 3-floor club” with an asking price of $20,000. […]

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‘Fat Baby’ on Rivington Street is Dead, Now Renting for $23K Per Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

“Gone Fishin,” the handwritten note says in the door portal of 112 Rivington Street. Fat Baby is gone for good, indeed. However, it doesn’t appear that a sale of the bar actually transpired. Sources had previously noted that Fat Baby was acquired, but would undergo complete transformation (including namesake) to attract a high-end clientele. To […]

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Fat Baby Closed Down on Saturday Night [UPDATED]

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Fat Baby, the controversial Hell Square club on Rivington Street owned by Rob Shamlian, is finished. It turned off the lights for the last time on Saturday night after a dirty dozen years in business. But a reboot of some sort is probably in the wings. The closure is most likely linked to the purported […]

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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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Two Men Were Stabbed Outside Fat Baby this Weekend [UPDATED]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

​Fat Baby is one of the establishments that lends credence the name Hell Square. A total blight, this place is. Its quality-of-life infractions, not to mention code violations and issues with the State Liquor Authority, are myriad. Early Sunday morning, just as the Rivington Street club was closing down, the situation outside apparently turned violent. […]

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Metrograph Hopes to Revive the Golden Age of Cinema Dining with ‘The Commissary’

Last modified October 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

Not much in the way of theatrics last night at the SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The agenda was top-loaded with some of the more exciting and/or notorious liquor license applicants of late. Namely, Alexander Olch’s new cinema arts house on lower Ludlow Street, the Metrograph. “The Commissary” at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow […]

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