So the bar is open...
...and it's for sale...
And we asked the folks at Superdive just what's going on. Here's their response, via e-mail:
1) our new literacy program ( invented by babydive with his "dive says read" slogan) needs money to support it.
with that in mind superdive is available for benefits designed for parents associations in the east village that support or benefit local schools. superdive will contribute the space as well as 2 kegs to any school or association so that they can have a party designed to benefit local pals of babydive. quite simply "A KEG PARTY TO BENEFIT KIDS" . the school or association can organize a pay to enter party with the proceeds donated to the school. soft drinks as well as kidfriendly health drinks served for the little ones. pass it on.
2) despite the best efforts of all concerned, no single legitimate operator stepped forward to buy and or lease the superdive space. this even with the magnanimous landlord, one michael taub, pulling out all the stops to accommodate any interested parties. everyone was scared away by the big bad wolf aka the sla committee of comm bd 3. this in spite of the fact that this space has always been a bar, i.e. korova milk bar which was open for 10 years. oh well, it is a tale for a late night yarn of monsters and the triumph of good over evil to enrapture babydive during a stormy, dark, sleepless night.
3) who doesn't love a nice cold glass of beer? even babydive from the attached picture likes to be around a good party...... A SHOUTOUT TO THE SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE'S IPA !!!!!!
LONG LIVE SUPERDIVE !
DIVE SAYS READ !