Thursday, May 29, 2014

Now what for the Odessa Cafe and Bar?

The Odessa Cafe and Bar closed after service last Aug. 31.

Since then, there have been several suitors for this space at 117 Avenue A between East Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.

In February, the plan called for a bar-restaurant serving Nashville Hot Chicken from a Ravi DeRossi-backed operator. However, as we understand it, the group backed out after failing to receive a 4 a.m. liquor license. More recently, an applicant, believed to have been someone affiliated with Webster Hall, withdrew from the May CB3/SLA committee meeting.

And CB3 released its June meetings agenda yesterday — no takers this time around for 117 Avenue A.

According to the listing on the Tower Brokerage & Picken Hospitality website, the asking rent is $22,500, plus a $50,000 fixtures fee. (A tipster also pointed us to a Craigslist ad for the space from a different broker where the asking rent is $19,500.)

Meanwhile, if you've looked inside in recent months, you can see that it is eerily preserved …

Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Odessa Cafe and Bar for sale on Avenue A

Former GM from Tribeca's Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs part of team to buy the Odessa Cafe

Reader report: Odessa Cafe and Bar will remain open through Sept. 6

Former Odessa Cafe and Bar will serve comfort food specializing in Nashville Hot Chicken


Anonymous said...

If they would put a Chase here, then I wouldn't have to walk all the way down to 2nd Street!

Scuba Diva said...

Yeah, it would be really convenient to have a bank here.

Anonymous said...

I wish I was loaded; I would open this baby back up starting yesterday!!

Anonymous said...

How about if it sits empty as a memorial to tax breaks?

Anonymous said...

Every time I walk through the park I just think how different it's going to be in 5-10 years. It'll just be lined with luxury restaurants and glass apartments. Sad.

Anonymous said...

If director David Lynch opened a restaurant here he wouldn't need to change a thing.

Anonymous said...

that photo makes me want to cry. i wish i spent more time in here when it was open.