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Elaine’s May Become P.J. Clarke’s

The Upper East Side celebrity hotspot Elaine’s, which recently closed, may be taken over by P.J. Clarke’s. Though they now have several locations, the original P.J. Clarke’s on 3rd Avenue and 55th Street was once frequented by Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy, Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer, among others. Here’s more from the NY Post…

The Posts Jennifer Gould Keil learned, however, that the place may be reborn under the name of another famous restaurateur. The owners of P.J. Clarkes are negotiating to buy Elaines and reopen it as part of their chain.

via Elaines finale – NYPOST.com.

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Elaine's May Become P.J. Clarke's

The Upper East Side celebrity hotspot Elaine’s, which recently closed, may be taken over by P.J. Clarke’s. Though they now have several locations, the original P.J. Clarke’s on 3rd Avenue and 55th Street was once frequented by Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy, Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer, among others. Here’s more from the NY Post…

The Posts Jennifer Gould Keil learned, however, that the place may be reborn under the name of another famous restaurateur. The owners of P.J. Clarkes are negotiating to buy Elaines and reopen it as part of their chain.

via Elaines finale – NYPOST.com.

Max Fish to Live Longer At 178 Ludlow?

The Max Fish lease may be extended beyond 2011 according to Bowery Boogie…

“The legendary dive, which met closure at the hands of the Seventh Precinct just two week ago, might have Hotel Ludlow developer Serge Hoyda to thank.”

via Max Fish to Live Longer at 178 Ludlow? – Bowery Boogie.

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Famed P&G Bar To Close, Re-Open As New Business

P&G Bar, which surivived a nearby move in 2009, is now closing for good. The Upper West Side bar, well known for its neon sign, has been in business since 1942 . Here are more details from DNA info…

“A bartender told DNAinfo on Sunday that the bar will reopen under a new name. The bar’s owner could not be reached for comment Monday.┬áP&G Bar’s landmark sign was replaced with a plastic banner at its new location.”

via Famed P&G Bar To Close, Reopen As New Business – DNAinfo.com.

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Mars Bar Warns 'The End is Near'

The building housing Mars Bar is being torn down to make way for an apartment building that will include market rate condos and affordable housing. The permits have been filed and the bar could be closed as early as the end of May. DNA info has more….


“The redevelopment project, which includes the construction of a new 12-story building, requires Mars Bar to close for at least two years, with the option of reopening in a space as much as four times its current size at the same location, the builders’ representatives said.”

via Mars Bar Warns ‘The End is Near’ – DNAinfo.com.

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Mars Bar Warns ‘The End is Near’

The building housing Mars Bar is being torn down to make way for an apartment building that will include market rate condos and affordable housing. The permits have been filed and the bar could be closed as early as the end of May. DNA info has more….


“The redevelopment project, which includes the construction of a new 12-story building, requires Mars Bar to close for at least two years, with the option of reopening in a space as much as four times its current size at the same location, the builders’ representatives said.”

via Mars Bar Warns ‘The End is Near’ – DNAinfo.com.

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Mars Bar Demolition Now Official

Off the Grid is the official blog of the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation. They have the full story here about the upcoming demolition of Mars Bar in the East Village….

“”In a former post, we took a look at the past and future of the Mars Bar. Today we sadly report that a demolition permit for the site has officially been approved by the Department of Buildings. Say goodbye to another venerable East Village small business.””

via Mars Bar Demolition Now Official.

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