Thursday, June 27, 2019
How about another look inside the former Grassroots Tavern space on St. Mark's Place
Work continues inside the graffiti-filled lower storefront at the landmarked 20 St. Mark's Place, previously home to the Grassroots Tavern.
EVG contributor Derek Berg checked in on the state of those murals that workers recently uncovered inside the space — still there...
We wrote about these murals on May 21. We don't know much about them or what pre-Grassroots business they were associated with.
Here's a reminder:
As noted many times before, No. 20, known as the Daniel LeRoy House, was built in 1832 here between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. (It received landmark status in 1971, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.)
Past lives of this subterranean space — via Daytonian in Manhattan — include a theater-saloon called Paul Falk's Tivoli Garden in the 1870s... in the 1930s, the Hungarian Cafe and Restaurant resided here before becoming a temperance saloon called the Growler.
Who's next? We don't know. For nearly 18 months Bob Precious had tried to open a bar-pub here, but those plans never materialized. The space was recently taken off the rental market.
Previously on EV Grieve:
New owner lined up for the Grassroots Tavern on St. Mark's Place
20 St. Mark's Place, home of the Grassroots Tavern, has been sold
Last call at the Grassroots Tavern
Behold these murals uncovered behind the bar at the former Grassroots Tavern on St. Mark's Place