Thursday, March 11, 2010

325 Bowery gets scrubbed and painted

Over at 325 Bowery at Second Street, which was most recently Kelley & Ping...the construction netting came down this week...



...revealing a freshly refurbished exterior...



Perhaps in anticipation of the yet-unnamed eatery by Freemans bros Taavo Somer and William Tigertt? A bilevel bar and eatery are in the works here...



From 1970-1975, as New York Songlines notes, this space was The Tin Palace, a noted jazz club .... it became a go-go joint in 1975. It reopened for a time as a jazz club in 1978, with critic Stanley Crouch doing the booking. Read more about The Tin Palace here at Perfect Sound Forever.

[Top photo by Robert Chin via. Tin Palace ad via ]

6 comments:

Karate Boogaloo said...

Here's a piece a friend of mine wrote about the Tin Palace: http://www.furious.com/PERFECT/tinpalace.html

BabyDave said...

Karate Boogaloo: Thanks so much for that link. I also very much appreciated the piece there on TR3. I had not remembered that it was such a short-lived place.

EV Grieve said...

Yes, thanks KB! I'll add the link to the main post...

Karate Boogaloo said...

If you're curious about Andy Schwartz, who wrote those stories, you can find him here: http://nyrocker.com which was a magazine he used to be the editor of. He was also interviewed by Jeremiah once as his family owns the building on 2nd Ave that housed the Schwartz & Son funeral parlor for many years. Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

I worked at the Tin Palace -right up through the time a new owner took over in 1977 and a little bit there after- it was never a "go go joint"-
it remained a jazz club until it closed. It was an amazing place to hang out in, play music, and even to wait tables.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I tended the bar there late 70s until the end. I was a customer before that and my friends were before I was. As far as I know, it was NEVER a go go place. It always was a jazz club. And I had the most amazing regular customers!