Thursday, April 16, 2015
Ellie & Jack's Bar & Kitchen looking for lodging in the former Kabin
[EVG photo from March 12]
Kabin Bar & Lounge hit the market early last month ... closing a short time later.
Now the bar owners looking to take over the space at 92 Second Ave. between East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street will appear before the CB3/SLA licensing committee on Monday night.
According to documents (PDF!) at the CB3 website, Ed Donovan and Christopher Barsa, who run Wharf Bar & Grill in Murray Hill, have plans to open Ellie & Jack's Bar & Kitchen.
Per the CB3 documents, the space will hold 20 tables seating 50 people. The proposed hours are 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; until 4 a.m. Thursday-Sunday.
The CB3 documents also include sample drink and dinner menus... here's a look at some of the offerings...
The meeting is Monday night, 6:30, at the Community Board 3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.
Posted by Grieve at 4:30 AM
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I hope they don't change the awning. Kabin was an East Village institution.
There goes the neighborhood.
Despite the saturation in the neighborhood, I do hope this space remains a bar/restaurant. Many years ago I worked there (when it was Black Star) and one of my old timers told me that he worked there as a bus boy in the 30s/40s and he said that it was a space that was always a bar, even during prohibition. In the basement there's a weird "fire exit" door that is a remnant of an old tunnel that used to run to the 9th precinct. I never personally liked Kabin much (a K, really????) but I did always like the history of the space and I do hope someone can carry that on.
Kabin was a stinky dive bar. Extremely stinky...but it was a neighborhood institution. From its original inception. Before becoming Kabin it was called "Nightbirds" ...one of the seminal EV Bars, EVER.Now I'm getting depressed. I have many "Nightbirds" stories
If memory serves, wasn't this space Nightbirds for a good long stretch? That is what I seem to recall from when I lived on 5th Street starting in the early 90's...
@ 9:21 AM - Yes. it was called Nightbirds.
Did someone say Murray Hill? BUH-BYE
Why pay $5 and change for a BLT at Stage when you can get a BLTA for about $9?
That must be one hell of an avocado
I can't imagine sitting down to eat in a place where I've consumed so much PBR and Jack Daniel's.
Having said that, I used to have lunch at Doc Holliday's on Wednesdays, so what do I know?
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