Sidewalk bridge signage for The VNYL arrived yesterday at 100 Third Ave., where a record store/bar/restaurant is opening here between 12th Street and 13th Street... Not much else to note at least from the exterior, other than that the neon sign for the former tenant, Nevada Smiths, has been removed...
Several nightlife vets, led by James Morrissey (The Late Late on East Houston), are behind this venture, which reportedly includes actor Adrian Grenier as a partner. (New York magazine notes that he is curating the record store.)
The four-level, 7,000-square-foot space with a 1970s theme will feature speciality cocktails and is "designed to attract patrons of music, fashion and art," a source at the restaurant told the Daily News last month.
New York magazine had a few more details on the venture this week. For instance:
Drink: Long Island Iced Teas ($15) on tap; table service where a private “mixologist” crafts a range of cocktails based on your bottle choice (from $300).
Eat: Large, medium, and small plates of candied-bacon quinoa sushi ($14) and salmon poke bowls with cucumber-seaweed salad ($22) imitate the three sizes of vinyl records.
The signage points to a summer 2016 opening. There's a teaser website where you can inquire about more information...they also have an Instagram account, populated for some reason with photos of models ranging from Kate Moss to Lauren Hutton...
By the way, The VINYL is not to be confused with VYNL, the rock-n-roll-themed bar-restaurant in Hell's Kitchen.