Rochelle’s

Rochelle’s Co-Owner Was Arrested Last Week for Grand Larceny at Chelsea Market

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

For Brett David, co-owner of Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street, bad decisions are indeed served nightly, as the byline on its Twitter page boasts. It appears the nightlife operator was busted last week (November 5) for allegedly stealing a coat from a designer sample sale in Chelsea Market. The above photo was posted to the bar’s […]

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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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NYPD Watch Tower Arrives Outside Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

For the second time within a few weeks, the NYPD has wheeled out its watch tower on the Lower East Side. The one in Tompkins Square Park last month drew criticism as a response to heightened coverage of homeless in the local papers. Its tenure was short-lived (yet long enough) at a mere seven days. […]

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205 Club on Chrystie Street Relaunches with Nolita House Vets

Last modified August 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Earlier this year, we broke news that the Rochelle’s team on Chrystie Street (aka 19 Stanton) was allegedly in financial straits. Fast forward six months; half its business is now under new management. 205 Club, a name that’s gone through so many friggin’ iterations the last decade, is now operated by veterans of the recently-departed […]

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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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Rochelle’s on Chrystie Has Reopened After FDNY Shutdown

Last modified May 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Last Saturday, the FDNY came down hard on Leave Rochelle Out of It, the kitschy whiskey bar that opened at 205 Chrystie Street back in November. The inspection arrived on a big money day – the Kentucky Derby – and resulted in the issuance of a Full Vacate Order. As of today, both the ground […]

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Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street Slapped with Vacate Order by FDNY

Last modified May 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Their Twitter handle carries the slogan – “Bad decisions, served nightly.” Guess the clunky-named Leave Rochelle Out of It lived up to this hype, as the six-month-old bar was shuttered by the fire department. The vacate order was handed down on Saturday evening, and applies to both the ground level and the 205 Club in […]

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Classy Etiquette: Beard Touch Tit-for-Tat at Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar

Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Rochelle’s whiskey bar (aka Leave Rochelle Out of It) is keepin’ it classy with some handwritten etiquette signage. The note on its door is geared toward its female following, and warns that touching beards is tit-for-tat … for tits. But specifically for creative directors Brett David and Steve Yorsz. If you grab Brett David or […]

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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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