Tuesday, July 11, 2017

An outpost of the Ainsworth vying for former Pourhouse space; E.Vil is not coming



The owners of the Ainsworth, an upscale sports bar with multiple NYC locations, is vying for the former Village Pourhouse space on Third Avenue at 11th Street.

Team Ainsworth (Matthew Shendell is the principal owner) will appear before CB3's SLA committee next Monday night.



According to the questionnaire on file at the CB3 website, the Ainsworth East Village is seeking hours of 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

The Ainsworth is also looking to license the sidewalk for outdoor seating. The application shows seven tables seating 14 people for the outside. (The Village Pourhouse also had a license for the sidewalk.)

And now, you may be wondering what happened to E.Vil, a rock-inspired bar expected to open here at 64 Third Ave. "where you go to hear Aerosmith, the Clash, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, ’80s/’90s rock, the Cult," according to Page Six back on March 20.

E.Vil's Instagram once noted an April 17 opening date. The account, mostly iconic photos of everyone from David Bowie to Johnny Thunders to the Sex Pistols, hasn't been updated since early April. At one point, the account showed a June 1 opening date ...





Perhaps E.Vil will turn up elsewhere. In May, someone spray painted E.Vil on the side of the former Pourhouse...



The legend lives on.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Village Pourhouse still looks like the Village Pourhouse outside, but E.Vil is on the way

Village Pourhouse is closing on 3rd Avenue; E.Vil is coming soon

E.Vil is coming to the East Village

16 comments:

Giovanni said...

Ha! E.Vil couldn't even get the doors open before they disappeared. This must set some kind of new record for most hype before a non-opening. Sorry ''Merica, your record for being the EV's lamest and most short-lived concept ever might have been broken. I said yesterday that maybe those fake looking flyers trying to raise money for a bar using a Kickstarter were for this place since they hadn't even updated their Instagram in two months. Anyway, not taking this corner might be their smartest idea yet. Between the Moxie Hotel construction and the Webster Hall renovation, this block will be under construction for the next two years. I don't care how special your cocktails are or how many cool rock 'n' roll posters you have on the wall, that's not the kind of block you want to hang out on until the toxic dust settles.

Gojira said...

G.Reat!

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the neighbors of the Pourhouse and whatever is to come next because it will surely be a loud bro bar. On the plus side, the tenants of the now luxurious building across Third Avenue might not like the noise so maybe they can get something done about it.

Anonymous said...

Giovanni. Nothing wrong with a little Toxic Dust while sipping on you $24.00 Rock-N-Roll Ramonetail. It's all Rock-N-Roll!

Anonymous said...

We still have black rose tho? And the Hard Rock Cafe ?

2nd Ave Silver Panther said...

Anon @ 9:01 AM - Bravo!!! Gold Star for you.

Anonymous said...

Listen up residents. Having lived across the street from Bounce Duece Sports Bar on 2nd avenue years ago (before they got closed down for multiple health violations, under age drinking incidents, etc) it was a freakin' nightmare. First, there is the noise. You will think you are at Yankee Stadium when someone gets a hit.
Second, there is the crowd of unruly "let's get bombed" fans of all ages, some too young to understand that those fat beer bellies they are standing next to will soon be them. Take note girls...I'm not just talking about the guys.
Third, there is the dirt, cigarette butts, wasted food, assorted garbage that accompanies these crowds which are left all over your sidewalks and doorways.
Fourth, there are the inevitable physical altercations that will happen no matter how many times the police cruise by. Disturbance of the peace will take on new meaning for you.
Fifth, there is the urine and vomit spewed and spurted on your doorways and sidewalks from overserved patrons
Sixth, there will be underage drinking....you know it and they know it.

So get ready or get smart.

Anonymous said...

This is awful. Ainsworth's are trash wannabe brunch partying nightmare magnets. So close to such a beautiful 10th and Stuyvesant streets. Breaks my aesthetic loving heart. Same goes for the Ainsowrth Park right off of Irving and 18th is it?

Anonymous said...

9:47..THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

I wish NYC would designate a "drunk zone" and move all these places to somewhere far, far from residential areas. Some trendy pier, perhaps?

cmarrtyy said...

CB3 has to do their job not only for the real estate industry but for the residents of the EV. They will approve the bar but they should set 2 conditions: no open front and sound proofing materials for the interior. At least it would help somewhat to blunt the affect of another sports bar and their fratrat patrons.

Giovanni said...

@10;54AM. I recently passed by the Ainsworth Park on 18th Street and I could not beleive the noise level. They had all the french doors open, and were blaring rap music at top volume. It must have been hip-hop night or a big party. and the place ws packed. Usually when I pass by Ainsworth it's full of loud Bros doing their usual bromance thing, but even the Bros are not half as loud as what I experienced that night. The only thing close to it is on Poco on 3rd and B, but the Ainsworth Park is much bigger and the place creates a wall of noise. Welcome to BroDeo Drive.

sophocles said...

Giovanni, Pizza Beach on Orchard Street is another place that seems to be writing its own rules.

Anonymous said...

What are you all complaining about, sports bars have been in the East Village since the early 1980's and they were even louder then. Ha ha, only kidding but I expect a comment like this from someone soon.

Anonymous said...

Ain't worth it

Scuba Diva said...

Bring back Bargain Spot!