After a 16-year run on the prime corner space at Avenue A and East Houston, Nice Guy Eddie's closed for this past June 16.
Darin Rubell, co-owner of GalleryBar and Ella, is one of the partners opening a new restaurant here. As we first reported in August, the space will be a gastropub called Boulton & Watt, named for the U.K.-based business partners who made many critical improvements to the steam engine in the late 1700s.
And yesterday, workers removed the rest of Chico's KISS-themed plywood to revel the exterior... a tipster told us to expect an opening date soon...
Here's another shot via Matt_LES...
Say what you will about artificially-aged exteriors, but I'll take this over some gleaming white Apple neo-bauhaus spaceship any day...
Whether the place is any good is another story.
From the outside it looks like it'd be a chill, low-key spot. But this it is likely not to be.
Notice the latest fad for every new old-timey bar or restaurant that opens to call itself "[ ] & [ ]".
The trend used to be "The [adjective + animal]".
I wonder if that tag was corporate approved and strategically placed.
anymore douchey apostrophe'd gastrocrap and i'm gonna lose it.
bring back KISS!!!!!!!!
If these guys had one microgram of cool in them, they would have left the mural.
WTF ya soul-less wankers!!!
get some nads for goddsakes...
I loved how colorful this corner was - a gateway to the EV. So drab and boring now, just like everything else.
I'm with Glamma and Goggla, I miss the KISS mural on the wall.
I'll see all of you gastronomes on East 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. There's a place now called: Mighty Quinn...slow smoked assholes. Bon apetit
And the newly-coined terminology of the day award goes to "douchey apostrophe'd gastrocrap". Fabulous!
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