A for rent sign arrived at the recently shuttered Bait & Hook on the northwest corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue several weeks ago.
Now, as EVG regular Pinch notes, there's a new sign on the space: "Opening soon under new management."
Bait & Hook debuted with promises of a New England-style seafood restaurant in September 2012. In the opening announcement, Executive Chef Joe Bachman said: "We wanted to open a place that offered New Yorkers an affordable, casual dining experience, with the feel of a seafood shack but the taste of an ocean-side eatery."
The space eventually became another sports bar and SantaCon stop.
We'll see what version of Bait & Hook the new management decides to go with...
Decent for a while... Then it became another Bro hangout with bad fried food and cheap beer
If you're pro-SantaCon, then I don't do business with you. It's just that simple.
That location is cursed, IMHO. Bait & Hook was there longer than any other tenant I ever saw, incl what must have been the last "Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips" on earth.
I liked the food at B&H, though my wife didn't. Neither one of us was fond of the big-screen TV's and their sportsball games. I'll try it under new mgmt.
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