Friday, July 9, 2010

Hope for Carmine's at the Seaport?

Earlier this week, amNewYork reported that Carmine's, the 107-year-old Italian eatery in the South Street Seaport, had abruptly closed. The reason: Higher rents.

The closure prompted a new post from the semi-retired Lost City. As Brooks wrote: "The decor was priceless, a dusty nautical theme, wooden bar, wooden booths, falling apart. It had its regulars and its lifer waitresses ... It had a soul and a life."

Jeremiah writes about Carmine's today. "It never ceases to amaze me how places so old can just shutter like that, after everything they withstood to survive."

I was kicking around my own little tribute as well...


[Photo by Goggla via The Gog Log]

However, an EV Grieve reader and reliable source told me that the owner is planning on reopening a little further down on Front Street in a few months.... I'll remain hopeful about this... and I wonder if they'll be able to transport that wood paneling to the new spot...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would be nice. But, like the relocated P&G Tavern and Second Avenue Deli and other, it just wouldn't be the same. The magic would be gone.--Brooks

Goggla said...

I hope it's true they re-open. But, if that's the case, why not put a sign on the door or announce it?

@Brooks - that also happened with Jeremy's on Front Street. That place kind of lost it's 'charm' after they moved a block south.

EV Grieve said...

Agreed, Goggla. The old Jeremy's — at the right times, of course — was a rather fun ramshackle place for a few early beers... The newer space is as sterile as anything else at the Seaport...

Gregory said...

yea, yea, yea but we will never know will we.