Monday, April 3, 2017

About the for rent sign outside Somtum Der on Avenue A

A for rent sign arrived outside 85 Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street this past week.

An EVG reader asked if this meant that Somtum Der, the Thai restaurant, was going to be closing.

The sign is for the subterranean space, not Somtum Der. As previously noted in January, the storefront below the restaurant that previously housed Elvis Guesthouse is on the rental market.

There's a new broker now... and a new price. (Was $11,500 in January; $9,000 now.)

Here's the latest listing:

An East Village iconic location which housed Arrow Bar and most recently Elvis Guesthouse is back on the market. Approximately 1000 square feet of unique space. Surrounded by DROM, a Thai Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant and several established small commercial rentals. The asking price is approximate $9,000/mo. The best use of this space is a restaurant/bar.

Space is offered as-is and any prospective tenants will have to do a walk-through. It is advisable you bring professionals (engineer/architect/plumber, etc) to determine build-out costs. Landlord will grant concessions relative to build-out work.

Please note: There shall be NO cabaret, NO live performances allowed and NO dancing. The landlord is VERY STRICT on this.

During its two-year run, Elvis Guesthouse drew some noise complaints about the bands and DJs who performed in the subterranean space from residents who live building.

Elvis Guesthouse closed after service on New Year's Eve.


Giovanni said...

Looks like Somtum went wrong.

Anonymous said...

This stretch has some cool stuff no doubt, but also has a pretty hardened indigent group always milling about. I doubt anyone who goes to a see the space will feel comforted by it.

Larb said...

Had me worried I'd be losing my Larb connec...

Anonymous said...

It's a good space down there (I remember it as Big Lug), but I can see how it's hard to keep it going among the many other options that are easier to find.