Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Now why did I just go look inside the former Cedar Tavern...

These days, I don't have much reason to walk along University Place. However, I did head over that way this past weekend after reading Alex's post at Flaming Pablum last week about 82 University Place.

I'm not going to get into all the background about the formerly two-story building that held the last incarnation of the Cedar Tavern. As Joey Arak once put it at Curbed: "The history is long and tortured and recapping it just makes every former Cedar fan a basket case..."

Anyway, here is the new building, whose six full-floor units hit the market several years back ... now there's fresh scaffolding (for fa├žade restoration, per the DOB), as Alex noted ...


...and the retail space where Cedar Tavern once lived is still for lease (it was going for $17,000 a month in 2010 with a different broker) ...


As far as I can recall, Cedar Tavern closed in December 2006, supposedly temporarily ... And I foolishly looked in at the old space... I'll spare you the "before" photo...

5 comments:

cathryn said...

Oh NO....Ugh.... I'm sure there are no other comments yet because it leaves you speechless. And I don't remember the story of it closing but will leave that for another day. Thanks, Grieve, for the info.

marjorie said...

heartbreaking.

this summer i was in milwaukee (where my inlaws live) and was reading an alternative paper interview with a bar owner who said he'd bought his beautiful wooden bar from an old restaurant in nyc that had closed. i immediately got obsessed with whether it was cedar tavern's. called the restaurant (guy wasn't there, no one knew) and started semi-hysterically googling. like everybody, i loved cedar tavern so much. sadly, this place in WI does not have its bar. i wonder what happened to it...

glamma said...

OOOOOF that is capital B Bad....
Sheesh

nlue glass said...

there were two "old" cedar taverns,
too bad.

egit said...

@marjorie - this has been a minor obsession of mine as well. last i read, someone said it was bought by "a bar in texas." that's all i know.