Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Last call at the Continental now set for Dec. 15
The Continental, the last of the businesses on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place, is now set to close on Dec. 15.
The 27-year-old bar had received several extensions in the past year at 23 Third Ave., first in July then October. Trigger, the bar's owner, had most recently hoped to stay open until May 2019.
However, he told me that business has been slow.
"I think that most people think we’ve already closed," he said via a Facebook message. "It’s just my emotions and sentimental attachment that’s been keep me from leaving. All my neighbors have left. It’s time!"
Now, though, as Page Six reports, the date is Dec. 15, with the closing night hosted by Jessie Malin.
A boutique office building with ground-floor retail is looming for the corner. Real Estate Equities Corporation picked up the 99-year leasehold for the properties here for nearly $150 million in November 2017. The corner assemblage is owned by the Gabay family.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Shake Shack effect? McDonald's on 3rd Avenue at St. Mark's Place has closed after 20 years
Report: Northeast corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Ave. fetching $50 million for development site
Report: NE corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Avenue will yield to a 7-story office building
Demolition permits filed for northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place
End is nearing for the businesses on the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place
The Continental gets a 3-month reprieve
New building plans revealed for 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place
Posted by Grieve at 4:20 AM
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I will literally believe it when I see it.
"Boutique office building" and "St. Mark's Place" don't go together - never have, never will!
27 years doesn’t sound right. I feel certain it was there in 1989 at least.
Trigger opening elsewhere ?
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