Monday, December 14, 2015
[Photo yesterday via EVG reader David]
Several readers pointed out the arrival of the Avenida name at 25 Avenue B this past weekend.
According to the questionnaire (the PDF is here) that was filed ahead of the September CB3/SLA committee meeting, there was a 100 percent corporate change for the business, from the short-lived Matty's to a new venture/bar called Avenida Cantina.
However, despite the new concept and partners, this item was not heard in front of the committee. The paperwork shows that the new proprietor served as manager of East End Bar & Grill on First Avenue between 86th Street and 87th Street. (Not sure what East End is like these days. In July 2010, CB8 unanimously rejected the bar's application for a sidewalk cafe. According to DNAinfo, "Neighbors at the public hearing testified that the post-college age crowd drunkenly wrestles in front of the bar and sometimes urinates on their doorsteps.")
In recent years, this space between East Second Street and East Third Street was home for two months to Matty's ... and, earlier, Idle Hands, Station B and Billy Hurricane's. (And upon a time — Save the Robots.)
Avenida Cantina will just be one of the new occupants along this part of Avenue B.
The pet store next door is closing, and the space is for rent...
And the former deli next to Cornerstone closed earlier in the year... the space was gutted and glammed up...
...and is now on the market...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Whatever happened to simple bar names...concepts?
Billy Hurricane's looking to hire attractive, sexy, fun, loud and pushy female bartenders who are still in school — and rock