Monday, February 8, 2010

Looking at Phebe's... and Bowery and Fourth Street

So the folks behind Phebe's, the tavern/sports bar on Bowery and Fourth Street, are taking over the old Cafe DeVille space on Third Avenue at 13th Street... When I went to the Phebe's Web site, I found these great photos and a history of the Bowery and Fourth Street corner...

Before it was Phebe's...

it was the "Old Landmark Restaurant & Bar." This establishment existed on the Bowery over 100 years ago. It was owned and operated by J&S Princiotto. Not too long ago the Princiotto family stopped into Phebe's for a burger and a beer and shared stories from the good old days. We thank Matty Princotto for the photos above. If you look closely at the photo on the bottom right you will see the "Business Mens Lunch: for 40 cents you get tomato juice, soup and a roast."





2 comments:

Goggla said...

Too bad that old building fell into such disrepair - could have been a really attractive corner.

I like Phebe's when it's empty. The woody interior is cozy, food is decent and the beer selection isn't too bad. Nice views from the windows. I'm wondering if the crowd will change once the hotel across the street opens.

EV Grieve said...

Agreed, Goggla... My mistake...ducked in their one Sunday afternoon for a drink while out on a walk...and it's a Huge NFL Bar. I didn't stay because I may have been the only person there without a Bengals jersey on.