[EVG photo from Sunday]
Here are some details on the bar taking over the former Odessa Cafe & Bar at 117 Avenue, via DNAinfo:
The Black Rose, which the owners hope to open at 117 Avenue A by the end of the month, will have more of an “old-school” concept, said co-owner Joseph Daniele.
The owners plan to outfit the space with vintage and repurposed items, like the wooden church doors that have been fashioned into shutters for the restaurant’s window, Daniele said. They kept the property’s red tin ceilings, he added, and stripped the walls to highlight the building’s red brickwork.
Daniele previously owned the Fashion 40 Lounge on 40th Street and Seventh Avenue, per DNAinfo.
And from general manager Ashley Poe: "We’re just going to be a neighborhood rock and roll bar where everybody’s welcome and everybody has fun."
The Black Rose will also offer a limited food menu, including tapas and Italian sandwiches. The hours will be 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. during the week ... and opening at 11 a.m. on weekends.
The Odessa Cafe & Bar closed Aug. 31, 2013. The Odessa restaurant remains next door at No. 119 here between East Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Odessa Cafe and Bar for sale on Avenue A
Former GM from Tribeca's Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs part of team to buy the Odessa Cafe
Reader report: Odessa Cafe and Bar will remain open through Sept. 6
Former Odessa Cafe and Bar will serve comfort food specializing in Nashville Hot Chicken
Now what for the Odessa Cafe and Bar?