Friday, July 15, 2011
The Phoenix is also on Monday night's CB3/SLA docket for a liquor-license transfer. The gay bar with a well-stocked jukebox on East 13th Street near Avenue A is in store for some possible changes.
Brenda Breathnach is one of the principals who may take over the space here. Via email, she told me that the bar will still be called The Phoenix and "cater to the local gay and lesbian community."
As for changes, she'd like to host an occasional open mic poetry reading and perhaps a session of traditional Irish music. (She is going to add soundproofing to the space.)
Overall, she described it as "a cafe-style tavern for the community to chat in and hang out to meet new people and make new friends."
Any other changes? "I intend to clean it up a little with nicer bathrooms."