Friday, September 23, 2016

Lucky's has its grand opening tomorrow (Saturday!)



Longtime East Village resident Abby Ehmann fulfilled a dream and opened her first bar back in early July.

Now tomorrow (Saturday), Ehmann is hosting the official grand opening of Lucky at 168 Avenue B between 10th Street and 11th Street. (The space was home to Boxcar, which closed in February after 18 years in business.)

Ehmann aspires to foster a sense of community at Lucky. To date, the bar has provided space for Gays Against Guns' poster and t-shirt painting parties, Waggytail Rescue's adoption socials and other gatherings, including memorials.

She also says that she "hopes to attract people who feel unwelcome or out of place at the many newer East Village establishments."

The bar opens at noon. (Free pizza is expected around 6 or 7 p.m. tomorrow.)

You can read our interview with Ehmann from March right here.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely going to check this one out (maybe not on opening day, because I hope it is packed).

Anonymous said...

good luck to lucky!!!!!

Abby Ehmann said...

I WILL NOT READ THE COMMENTS. I WILL NOT READ THE COMMENTS. I WILL NOT READ THE COMMENTS>

Ocean said...

Congrats Abby! I'm sending some Montreal friends your way! Have a fantastic opening!

Gojira said...

Won't be able to get there this weekend but I will soon. Congrats and good luck to Abby, first time I have ever seen her in flats!

Scott said...

You can add my birthday to the list of gatherings that have happened there. Definitely going over tomorrow since I'm one of the people that feels unwelcome at the new EV establishments.

v said...

Congrats!

Palmer Parker said...

In true DPW fashion, Gameshow and Katy will be flying from Oregon Saturday so we can be a day late and a dollar richer for the tip jar at at Lucky's on Sunday night! Congrats, Abby, on dustin' yer dream!!!

Jill W. said...

Here's to a long life for Lucky on Ave B!

Heatheridge said...

Yay Gameshow and Katy! Go Saint Abby go Lucky!

Anonymous said...

I'm psyched that she opened this place and I'll be a regular there, but she's got to stop blasting music outside at 1AM. To be fair, it might not be her.

Sivan Harlap said...

Ha Abby! Your comment is great! All of us at B-side wish you the best of luck! I'll stop in for a drink asap!