Matt Levine

DelShah Capital Sells 19 Stanton Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Residents of 19 Stanton Street (aka 205 Chrystie) are now in for a “better living” experience. The property just changed hands from one terrible landlord to another. After roughly four years of ownership, Delshah Capital decided to cash out on the investment. Guess he needs to recoup some of the cost from purchasing the Beckenstein’s building […]

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Michael Shah’s Controversial Liquor License for Rochelle’s Renewed Without Community Input

Posted July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

The liquor license of Leave Rochelle Out of It is set to expire after today. Or so we thought. The license was mysteriously renewed without first appearing before Community Board 3 for input. As such, our research shows that Matt Levine remains listed as co-licensor for a business in which he has no ownership. Indeed, […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Liquor License from Sons of Essex, Rochelle’s, and BFB Highline

Last modified June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

The ongoing public fight between former partners Matt Levine and controversial landlord Michael Shah (DelShah Capital) has just taken an interesting twist. While the $20 million lawsuit rages in the background, the State Liquor Authority is finally taking Michael Shah to task over his numerous nightlife operations downtown. It took a year for them to […]

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Report: Three-Month Old Rochelle’s on Chrystie Will Soon Close

Last modified February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

They left Rochelle out of it, and she wasn’t too happy. Now she might be leaving 19 Stanton Street for good. Translation – sources tell us that three-month old Rochelle’s whiskey bar (and the basement 205 Club) is having trouble making ends meet, and that closure is likely. We got a hold of 205 Club […]

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‘Rochelle’s’ Whiskey Bar Opens at 19 Stanton; Controversy Over Liquor License Continues

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

The ill-fated Cocktail Bodega and the adjoining basement club have officially been replaced at 19 Stanton/205 Chrystie. Enter trendy whiskey bar Rochelle’s (aka “Leave Rochelle Out of It”) and its subterranean 205 Club that we first told you about over the summer. Both the New York Post and Village Voice fell head-over-heels, and filed puff pieces […]

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Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar Adds Neons, Remains Controversial

Last modified September 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

Despite messy backstage legal wrangling between DelShah Capital and Matt Levine, Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar is on track to open inside the former Cocktail Bodega. As we first reported, the new nightlife concept at 19 Stanton Street will focus on whiskey upstairs and operate a basement club called 205 Club, an obvious nod to the mid-aughts […]

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Michael Shah Preps Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar at Former Cocktail Bodega [UPDATED]

Last modified August 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The latest chapter in the saga between Matt Levine and his former partner DelShah Capital…

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Matt Levine Sues DelShah Capital for $20M Over Nightlife Venues

Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

The tabloids are abuzz this morning with the latest news of the quarrel between restaurateur Matt Levine and former partner DelShah Capital. Levine is suing for $20 million, claiming they “used his good name” to build a nightlife empire throughout their properties, the most successful of which was two-year-old Sons of Essex. Shah gave Levine the […]

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Sons of Essex Hires Roger Llanes as Executive Chef

Last modified June 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

Amidst the ownership drama at Sons of Essex between co-owners Matt Levine and Michael Shah, the restaurant went and hired a new executive chef. Roger Llanes – formerly of BLT Prime and Eleven Madison Park – is now helming the kitchen at 133 Essex Street. He replaces Seth Levine, who ditched the nightspot for Hotel Chantelle […]

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Cocktail Bodega Temporarily Sidelined

Posted April 18, 2013 at 6:40 am

You may have noticed that the corner of Chrystie and Stanton Street has gone dark in recent days.

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