Monday, January 30, 2012
One year ago: Asian Pub closes
It was one year ago that the Asian Pub closed at 35 Cooper Square, as BoweryBoogie first reported. The loss of another bar serving Jello shots is fairly unremarkable... But the closure set in motion a sequence of events that led to the demolition of the 185-year-old, Federal-style house ... Another ugly chapter in the city's inaction toward local preservation.
Despite an outpouring of support for 35 Cooper Square, developer Arun Bhatia had the historic structure demolished.
And the lot as seen on Saturday... awaiting its fate as luxury something.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Something 28,998 square feet or so coming to Cooper Square (and goodbye Cooper 35 Asian Pub?)
Doom and doomer: More of Cooper Square primed for development
Cooper 35 Asian Pub part of development deal on Cooper Square
Cooper 35 Asian Pub putting up a fight before being torn down