Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ravi DeRossi moving Ladybird to the East Village; taking residence at former Bourgeois Pig space

[Photo of 111 E. 7th St. from last October]

Last summer, restaurateur Ravi DeRossi turned his Bourgeois Pig into vegan tapas bar Ladybird over on MacDougal Street in the West Village. (DeRossi started going meat free on the menus at his establishments in early 2016. Ladybird sends part of its profits to DeRossi's BEAST Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending animal cruelty.)

Now, DeRossi plans to relocate Ladybird to 111 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue — the original home of The Bourgeois Pig before its move to the West Village in late January 2015. (Eater reported back in November 2014 that a rent increase was behind DeRossi's decision to pack up the 10-year-old bar.)

"The landlord has offered me a very fair deal, so I have decided to move Ladybird from MacDougal to Seventh Street, where it should have been in the first place," DeRossi, whose home and office is in the East Village, told us via email.

Next month, he will appear before CB3's SLA committee for a new beer-wine license for No. 111.

The previous No. 111 tenant, the wine bar Virgola, closed last October after 10 months in business.


Anonymous said...

Vegan Booze?

Anonymous said...

What about human rights. There's no housing, rampant homelessness, harassment and upscaling. The restaurants and bars in the neighborhood are douchey. Why not do a an affordable vegan takeout and cafe rather than an overpriced vegan restaurant that caters to the monied. People who live here now are frankly uninteresting, sadistic, shallow, mainstream democrats. As the neighborhood continues to be ravaged, eventually nobody will want to live here. Someday you can all have each other, but that's not what you really want.

Anonymous said...

This would be a great spot for a Bookstore.

Scuba Diva said...

At 9:10 AM, Anonymous said...

Vegan Booze?

Uh, yeah.