[Photo from yesterday]
Back in February, we reported that a group of nightlife vets had big plans for the the former Nevada Smiths space on Third Avenue between East 12th Street and East 13th Street.
Bruce Caulfield, a former Nevada Smiths partner and veteran NYC bar and business owner, along with James Morrissey (The Late Late on East Houston) and Gerard McNamee (GM of Webster Hall) were OK'd by CB3 earlier this year to open a coffee house, vintage vinyl record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy and bar/restaurant all under one roof.
The Daily News has a few more details about the space, which will be going by The VNYL.
For starters, actor Adrian Grenier is apparently a partner in the venture.
The massive, 7,000-square-foot space with three floors will open in August with a record store in the front of the former Nevada Smith’s sports bar space. The ambiance at this restaurant/bar is being “designed to attract patrons of music, fashion and art,” a source at the restaurant told us. Expect speciality cocktails and California-inspired fare by chef Jordan Andino.
Based on their Facebook page, The VNYL is going with the tagline "House of Cocktail."
Nevada Smiths closed last September after nearly three-and-a-half years at this location.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Nevada Smiths is closed, and here's what's next
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
Here then, where Nevada Smiths once stood
The Marshal seizes Nevada Smiths on 3rd Avenue
[Updated] New life for the Nevada Smiths space on 3rd Avenue
New concept for Nevada Smiths includes record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy, plus a bar