Tuesday, August 20, 2019

St. Dymphna's opens in new home on Avenue A this Thursday


[Photo from Sunday]

The new location of St. Dymphana's officially opens Thursday (Aug. 22) at 117 Avenue A between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. Doors open at 4 p.m.

As we previously reported, this is an encore presentation for the Irish-style pub, which closed on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue last fall after 24 years in service. The new team includes previous owner Eric Baker, Brendan McElroy, proprietor of Dr. Brendan Mac Repair on St. Mark's Place, and a "St. Dymphna's family member."

Baker told me this about SD2 in March:

"I would not say we are trying to replicate the original space into the new one at all. Our goal is to honor the original while letting the new space dictate to us what it should be. Our goal is to recreate the community and cultural atmosphere, which is much more to important to us than architecture. We will be honoring the old space but this is much more of a reincarnation than replication."

Meanwhile, the former location on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue remains for rent... and available for taggers...



The rent is $15,000 per month, according to a listing at LoopNet.

Previously on EV Grieve:
St. Dymphna's eyeing a return engagement, this time at 117 Avenue A

Reincarnations: St. Dymphna's set to return late spring-early summer on Avenue A

8 comments:

noble neolani said...

"the community and cultural atmosphere" which will be heard thanks to those large folding windows.

Mickey Paul said...

available for taggers !!!! love it

East Village Eats said...

Is Yuca any different?

Anonymous said...

You're concerned about noise from windows that likely will only be open 3 months of the year? Let alone from a bar that has effectively been an institution for 25 years on the same block? And correct me if I'm wrong, but the windows face the park, right?

noble neolani said...

@2:43 PM

I see your point nobody ever goes to the park, and nobody lives upstairs or walks on Ave A, and warm weather in NYC is only 3 months long. I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

Right on, Anon!

I miss Dymphna's so much; I've taken all my friends there for all those years. I miss the singing and the poetry, though.

Here's to recuperating some of the loss to the East Village.

Davey said...

It is a very nice bar, glad it’s back!

Nic Fit said...

I love how the Noise Police are already onto this. BANANAS: Build Anything Not Anywhere Near Anything