Saturday, January 24, 2015
d.b.a. is back open on 1st Avenue
A reader told us that d.b.a. reopened last evening.
The bar at 41 First Ave. between East Third Street and East Second Street closed for renovations in early December.
As previously noted, David McWater is d.b.a.'s new owner. (His other bars include Milano's and Doc Hollidays.)
It was our understanding that the bar would have the same basic look and feel... except for maybe the bathrooms. We'll swing by later to see how it all looks.
Ray Deter and Dennis Zentek opened d.b.a. in 1994. Deter died in July 2011 from the injuries he suffered in a bicycling collison. Zentek died on March 23 from head injuries he sustained in a fall down a flight of stairs.
The d.b.a. in Williamsburg closed for good in late November.
Previously on EV Grieve:
David McWater looks to be the new owner of d.b.a.