Structural repairs are ongoing at 95 Avenue A at East Sixth Street.
During the rehab, Gin Palace, one of the three bars (along with Cienfuegos and Amor y Amargo) that make up the retail component of the building, closed for service last November.
Now, as the Times reports, the bar is getting an overhaul too.
Ravi Derossi, an owner, said construction on the building so completely gutted the interior of the bar that he decided to start over with a “tiki-influenced” bar called Mother of Pearl.
Mr. Derossi and [co-beverage director Thomas] Chadwick said they didn’t want Mother of Pearl to be pigeonholed as a tiki bar. “Postmodern Polynesian,” they called it.
Per Derossi, "The idea for this was like sitting in a fancy hotel in Hawaii or somewhere."
Mother of Pearl is expected to open in late May or early June.