Thursday, December 10, 2015
[Photo by Steven]
The Ruffian Wine Bar sign is up now in the window at 125 E. Seventh St., in the storefronts between Butter Lane and Big Gay Ice Cream.
As the name implies, a wine bar/cafe is in the works for the small space that previously housed Oaxaca Taqueria here between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Ruffian has an active Instagram account showing renovation progress ... (the website is still partially under construction).
Owner and sommelier Patrick Cornet has worked as GM and beverage director at Lelabar on Hudson Street ... as well as wine director at Resto on East 29th Street.
This will be the second new wine bar right along this stretch of East Seventh Street... Virgola, the Greenwich Village-based oyster-and-wine cafe, is due soon at No. 111.