Monday, March 18, 2013

Reader report: 8th Street Winecellar looking to open a 4th Street location

Last evening, members of the East 4th Street A & B Block Association and other concerned residents met to discuss several new bars-cafes-restaurants in the works for this part of the East Village.

Reps from some of the bars were apparently on-hand to discuss their ventures. One tidbit. We didn't know who was angling for the space at 211 E. Fourth St. vacated late last year by JujoMukti Tea Lounge. A tipster tells us that the folks behind the 8th Street Winecellar are hoping to take that space. They are expected to be on the April CB3/SLA committee agenda.

Here's a description of the place via New York:

Located below street level on a busy Greenwich Village block, this warm, unpretentious wine bar keeps oenophiles lingering with a helpful staff and shareable small plates of charcuterie and pigs in blankets. Owners Jonny Cohen and Michael Lagnese are veteran Union Square Café barkeeps—the T-shirt-clad duo are often caught behind the wood-accented bar, dropping an informed suggestion from their lengthy selection of affordable wines (no bottle over $100).

No word if they will change their name here to 4th Street Winecellar.

[Image via the 8th Street Winecellar website]


Anonymous said...

Isn't there already a wine bar practically next door? In Vino? I'd just think that be a bad business move all around.

Anonymous said...

#1 you are right. What the neighborhood really needs is an Irish bar instead.