Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Surprise! Acme Bar and Grill won't be reopening as you probably figured

As we reported back on March 15, Acme Bar & Grill abruptly shuttered after 25 years of serving Creole/Southern-style cuisine on Great Jones. However, after reportedly firing the staff without any notice, Acme owner Bob Pollock quickly changed his mind, saying that he would reopen after a renovation.

Apparently he changed his mind again. According to Grub Street:

We hear that Jean-Marc Houmard, Michael Callahan, and Huy Chi Le — the team behind Indochine and Kittichai (and also involved with Bondst and Republic) — have grabbed up the bi-level space ... The trio is mulling concepts for a restaurant to open in early fall.

Here are some photos of the space from March 31:


4 comments:

esquared said...

as i had predicted, as soon as they got the full liquor license, they did a 180 degrees and will be catering to the bowery hotel patrons and its likes -- the dubaificationers

Bowery Boy said...

Another loss for the local residents and gain for the tourists. I'm not sure how stealing their own patrons works.

Richard Bensam said...

Yeah, saw that coming. The lack of any renovation work being done on the site was the first clue...

Goggla said...

I still don't get why such a good place had to be destroyed and, for what? Oh, more of the same.