Monday, July 9, 2012

Inside the new Nevada Smiths, featuring 2 life-size projection screens

So Nevada Smiths closed up on Third Avenue last November... and as we first reported, the soccer/football bar was going to move north one block to 100 Third Ave. (In the meantime, they've been showing matches at Webster Hall.)

Anyway, work continues at the address... and owner Paddy McCarthy gave DNAinfo's Serena Solomon a guided tour of the new space last week... You can read the article here.

A few highlights of the new, $3 million establishment:

The bar will broadcast soccer matches and other sporting events from around the world on 20 plasma televisions scattered throughout the space, as well as a pair of massive projection screens that measure 18 feet by 10 feet.

"It will be the only [television screen] you can see life-sized people on," said McCarthy, boasting that the projection screens are the biggest of any bar in New York City. The screens are so large, in fact, that a crane had to hoist them into the building through a window, with the job requiring an eight-man team.

For McCarthy, the sound system is a huge focus of the new Nevada Smiths because he wants sports fans to hear games crystal clear.

"No matter where you are, there will be speakers everywhere," he said, noting the space will be soundproofed throughout.

McCarthy also said that the space won't be just for sports fans — there'll be a wine bar in the basement.

One last note: McCarthy is renting an apartment directly above the bar.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smiths

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

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