Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Why they'll be dancing now at 55 Avenue C

Olivio's, a homey and unusual little shop (part gaming, part yarn!), closed at 55 Avenue C in July 2009 after 36 years in business. While there was a slight rent increase here near East Fourth Street, the proprietors of this father-son operation said that they simply couldn't make a go of it anymore...




Given that Avenue C of late has attracted fancy drink emporiums such as Summit and Bedlam, we figured a more-upscale business would likely take over the space.

Well, turns out something that we never quite expected is opening here this week...



The East Village Dance Project, in partnership with GOH Productions, is opening the Avenue C Studio ...





The space will offer ballet classes for kids and adults... Check out their website for more information. There are free classes being offered this week... and an open house on Sunday afternoon...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Olivo's on Avenue C.

4 comments:

Goggla said...

I thought you were going to say a roller rink would be opening here, but a dance studio is pretty cool.

Shawn Chittle said...

The restaurants must be devastated. Ballerinas don't eat.

Theresa said...

Wohoo, can't wait until they are open!!!

Rocky Raccoon said...

Rocky thinks this is great. Instead of some yunnie joint seeling bison burgers with nettle mayo we have a place for racoons to get a little exercise. Proves the point that if residents continue to tell CB 3 we don't want more bars, lounges and high end restaurants and they listen and vote with residents then landlords will rent to real businesess. Boy after being trapped in his den in this blizzard eatin fries and milk shakes delivered by his pal Ray - Rocky could use a little exercise.