The original Coyote Ugly at 153 First Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street has closed ... EVG regular Lola Sáenz spotted workers clearing out the space yesterday...The saloon was said to be moving to new space on 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. We're waiting on confirmation of the address. [Update: Looks like the former Blind Pig space.]
Meanwhile, the bar's CEO and founder, Lil Lovell, made the announcement on Saturday about the closure of the very first Coyote Ugly:
We are living in unprecedented times. In comparison to the global pandemic, violence stemming from racial inequality, the raging wildfires, etc., my news is comparatively small— but it is deeply personal and I would like to share it.The original Coyote Ugly Saloon, on 1st Avenue in New York City, has closed its doors forever. We have been shuttered for 6 months in accordance with New York State Covid-19 restrictions and simply cannot continue to pay the rent. I want to thank all of the former employees, customers, friends, and family that made that little bar so very special. I celebrated so many memorable milestones within those walls. The bar — and you — will forever be part of who I am.
At the end of the video she teases a new NYC location — one with "better bathrooms."
Coyote Ugly opened here in January 1993... the bar started expanding in 2001, first in Las Vegas, then later with several global franchises... spurred on perhaps by the cheesy cinematic classic of the same name.