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 Their application first appeared as an agenda item three months ago, and was twice withdrawn since. […]
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. […]
Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:16 am
It appears that the ever-delayed Cafe Bambi concept is on ice. Jack Abramcyk (kid brother of nightlife impresario Matt) had planned a bilevel nightspot at 107 Eldridge Street despite an outpouring of opposition. Funny, considering the unopened concept even found its way onto Grub St’s top 20 openings of 2014. Until the end of last […]
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 […]
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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Last winter, we caught hilarious comedian Louis C.K. filming his eponymous FX series on Grand Street, steps west of Eldridge.
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!
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.