Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gold Street turning yellow

40 Gold Street in the Financial District used to be home to Ryan's Sports Bar, a decent enough place to grab a drink without too many yahoos....However, the bar was demolished in early 2008 to make way for...




a 14-story, 56-unit apartment building... And finally, there's a little something to see...



As if you had a choice... this not-so-mellow yellow is hard to miss in its current state...




And it's brought to you by the aptly named Lamed Enterprises...



Meanwhile, the folks behind Ryan's have had a really difficult time. They lost this bar... and the other Ryan's the next block over on Cliff Street caught fire last month...

P.S.
One condo owner who lived near Ryan's didn't appreciate the place! From a post I did a few years back titled "Condo owner who likes the finer things didn't appreciate bar with dirty floors or kids" ...

11/11/2007 Posted by jakesloanesq
We are all working on building a better downtown. I bought a 1.5 million dollar condo around the block from this place. I stopped in one weekday during lunch (i was off.) The place had 3 patrons at the bar, all of which looked worse then the other. The decor is lacking, the floors dirty, and the food was just ok. This place may be decent for someone who does not like finer things or if you are under-age.

2 comments:

Goggla said...

This used to be one of my favorite blocks in the city, especially at night. The pub was great - one of the few hidden gems downtown that never seemed to be overrun with asshats. Looks like there's just one asshat now to rule them all...

EV Grieve said...

It looks as if the Ryan's owners are rebuilding after the fire on Cliff Street....I was afraid the city would condemn the building.