Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Big Lee's makes it official on 1st Avenue
[Photo by Steven]
Spanky and Darla's closed back in the late winter at 140 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.
The bar quietly reopened under new ownership earlier in the summer… not looking too different from the previous establishment, at least on the outside.
The bar's new neon signage arrived a few days ago — here's Big Lee's Saloon.
Big Lee is a former doorman/bouncer at Hogs & Heifers as well as Coney Island High on St. Mark's Place (he is also originally from Coney Island).
In times of age of high concepts, hand-carved ice and charcuterie boards … it's nice just to have a regular old bar open.