Saturday, November 19, 2016

East Village Tavern closes for good after tomorrow


[Image via Google Street View]

Management of the corner bar on 10th Street and Avenue C posted the following on the East Village Tavern Facebook page:



The bar opened in May 2008.

Updated 7:45 p.m.

Public records show that Steve Croman's 9300 Realty is the landlord of the building at 158 Avenue C. (H/t to the commenter who mentioned this.)

H/T Shawn Chittle

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Landlord is Steve Croman...
ugh.

Anonymous said...

Will they be moving to a new location?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this will become a Starbucks?

Michael Ivan said...

I dont know why their tweet doesn't blast and name 9300 / Croman. Wouldn't be much harm in it. Cool of them to take the higher road I suppose. RIP.

Scott said...

I think it was Hurricane Sandy that really killed this bar. They were doing so good and expanding with a new mac and cheese menu and the storm hit. It took so long to get the bar put back together that they just never could fully recover.

Eden Bee said...

Damn everything on Ave C is closing.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I really liked this place.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

It sold from one Owen to another Owen, rather strange. I was a semi-regular here, before Sandy. It was OK, the pool table in the back was fun.

But the Mac and Cheese window was rather silly.

Then Sandy hit and I never went back.

But the bar really never knew what it wanted to be.

Lot of locals however, and I can almost guarantee the most ethnically diverse bar in all the Lower East Side, with Donnybrook.

I hope the landlord Croman rots in prison.

Anonymous said...

The worst bar in the East Village, thrilled to see it gone

Anonymous said...

The Bar started out in 2008 as a sports bar with craft draft beers. At one time it was a gathering place for Saint fans to watch their team play on weekends. A Thursday night trivia attended by many locals getting together for a good night out. The place had two audiences a day group of older people drinking beer with construction workers coming in for lunch. At night a younger crowd took over the playlist would change from Sam Cook to Beyonce but it was a with out pretense tavern. After Sandy it was a wounded animal the floors gone left moldy plywood, draft beers not working a Gerry rigged set up allowing two taps. This was it for two years frozen in time as a sunk ship. The bar changes hands and modest renovations take place to get it operational but the soul was gone haphazard management put it on a spiral down turn often running out of the product it sold...beer.The staff changed like children on a carousel ride the end could be seen for quite sometimes as regulars drifted off finally the requiem took place.

Anonymous said...

I'm a local and the only time I went in there was to use their bathroom. I dislike sports bar -- and that was the concept -- though it was, affectionately, called East Village Tavern. I never thought of it as local, but more Long Island-suburban, attracting guys from out of the nabe (or NYPD and FDNY gatherings) wanting a Murray Hill experience on the LES. And dont blame Sandy -- Avenue C is a trough and every place along that avenue, from Second to 14 streets, was flooded.

Anonymous said...

Sorry since you only used the bathrooms you did not know the bar regarding Sandy other places recovered in months not two years