Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A little of the old Coyote Ugly at the new Coyote Ugly on 14th Street

Work continues at 233 E. 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue ... where the address will one day be the new NYC home of Coyote Ugly.

EVG regular Pinch got a look inside the open door the other day... and spotted the Coyote Ugly signage from the old (and original) location on First Avenue mounted on the wall ...
As we first reported this past September, Coyote Ugly permanently closed its home of 27 years at 153 First Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street. (That space is currently going under a gut renovation.)

In announcing the closure, CEO and founder Lil Lovell had this to say in a video clip"After sitting closed for six months due to COVID restrictions, we simply can't afford to pay the rent." This was the very first of the Coyote Ugly saloons — featuring bartop dancing and body shots. There are now more than two-dozen global outposts.

The Blind Pig, the sports bar/pub, closed after service in June 2019. At the time, the owners of the 13-year-old Blind Pig said they were hit with an untenable 50-percent rent increase.


Anonymous said...

Did anyone else use to call this place the Ugly Coyote? In the mid 90s I used to go here, and everyone I knew called it the Ugly Coyote. Did they changed the name? I can't imagine someone describing ugly as "coyote", but describing a coyote as ugly makes more sense.

moonshineshorey said...

I always knew the expression as you wake up in bed next to somebody so ugly. Like a Coyote in a trap, you would chew your own leg off just to get away.