Showing posts with label 100 Third Avenue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 100 Third Avenue. Show all posts

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The VNYL will feature Long Island Iced Teas on tap, candied-bacon quinoa sushi



Sidewalk bridge signage for The VNYL arrived yesterday at 100 Third Ave., where a record store/bar/restaurant is opening here between 12th Street and 13th Street... Not much else to note at least from the exterior, other than that the neon sign for the former tenant, Nevada Smiths, has been removed...



Several nightlife vets, led by James Morrissey (The Late Late on East Houston), are behind this venture, which reportedly includes actor Adrian Grenier as a partner. (New York magazine notes that he is curating the record store.)

The four-level, 7,000-square-foot space with a 1970s theme will feature speciality cocktails and is "designed to attract patrons of music, fashion and art," a source at the restaurant told the Daily News last month.

New York magazine had a few more details on the venture this week. For instance:

Drink: Long Island Iced Teas ($15) on tap; table service where a private “mixologist” crafts a range of cocktails based on your bottle choice (from $300).

Eat: Large, medium, and small plates of candied-bacon quinoa sushi ($14) and salmon poke bowls with cucumber-seaweed salad ($22) imitate the three sizes of vinyl records.

The signage points to a summer 2016 opening. There's a teaser website where you can inquire about more information...they also have an Instagram account, populated for some reason with photos of models ranging from Kate Moss to Lauren Hutton...



By the way, The VINYL is not to be confused with VYNL, the rock-n-roll-themed bar-restaurant in Hell's Kitchen.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Report: Actor Adrian Greiner partner in The VNYL, opening in the former Nevada Smiths space


[Photo from yesterday]

Back in February, we reported that a group of nightlife vets had big plans for the the former Nevada Smiths space on Third Avenue between East 12th Street and East 13th Street.

Bruce Caulfield, a former Nevada Smiths partner and veteran NYC bar and business owner, along with James Morrissey (The Late Late on East Houston) and Gerard McNamee (GM of Webster Hall) were OK'd by CB3 earlier this year to open a coffee house, vintage vinyl record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy and bar/restaurant all under one roof.

The Daily News has a few more details about the space, which will be going by The VNYL.

For starters, actor Adrian Grenier is apparently a partner in the venture.

And!

The massive, 7,000-square-foot space with three floors will open in August with a record store in the front of the former Nevada Smith’s sports bar space. The ambiance at this restaurant/bar is being “designed to attract patrons of music, fashion and art,” a source at the restaurant told us. Expect speciality cocktails and California-inspired fare by chef Jordan Andino.

Based on their Facebook page, The VNYL is going with the tagline "House of Cocktail."



Nevada Smiths closed last September after nearly three-and-a-half years at this location.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Nevada Smiths is closed, and here's what's next

Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smiths

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

Here then, where Nevada Smiths once stood

The Marshal seizes Nevada Smiths on 3rd Avenue

[Updated] New life for the Nevada Smiths space on 3rd Avenue

New concept for Nevada Smiths includes record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy, plus a bar

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Renovating the former Nevada Smiths on 3rd Avenue



Just noting the recent arrival of the scaffolding and sidewalk bridge at 100 Third Ave., the former Nevada Smiths space between East 12th Street and East 13th Street...



We don't know what kind of renovations are in store for the former three-level soccer bar for a new business called Vinyl. (The plans on file with the DOB only call for the sidewalk bridge and scaffolding.)

Bruce Caulfield, a former Nevada Smiths partner and veteran NYC bar and business owner, along with James Morrissey (The Late Late on East Houston) and Gerard McNamee (GM of Webster Hall) were OK'd by CB3 earlier this year to open a coffee house, vintage vinyl record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy and bar/restaurant all under one roof. (We wrote about it here.)

Nevada Smiths closed last September after nearly three-and-a-half years at this location. They were previously down the block at 74-76 Third Ave., which was razed to make way for The Nathaniel.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Nevada Smiths is closed, and here's what's next

Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smiths

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

Here then, where Nevada Smiths once stood

The Marshal seizes Nevada Smiths on 3rd Avenue

[Updated] New life for the Nevada Smiths space on 3rd Avenue

New concept for Nevada Smiths includes record store paying homage to Thin Lizzy, plus a bar

Friday, April 12, 2013

Score this $11,000 penthouse above Nevada Smiths

[100 Third Avenue in July 2012]

Nevada Smiths opened Wednesday in their new mutlilevel home at 100 Third Ave., as Zagat first reported. And yesterday, two of the residential units in the formerly four-story building hit the market — one for $7,000 and the $11,000 penthouse.

Here's the PH listing from Citi Habitats:

MAGNIFICENT BRAND NEW BUILDING IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE! GORGEOUS 3,000 SQUARE FOOT PENTHOUSE DUPLEX WITH A KEYED ELEVATOR ENTRANCE! This fabulous unit features 2 PRIVATE TERRACES, A FIREPLACE, an open eat-in kitchen with stainless steel GE Profile appliances, your own Bosch WASHER & DRYER, track lights, oak strip floors, and ubiquitous closets. The elevator building has a shared roofdeck, intercom security system and is located steps from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, the 4,5,6,N,Q and R trains crosstown buses.

After watching the slow-growing add-on these past four years, we finally have a look at the inside of the residences ... here are photos of the penthouse, which carries an $11,000 monthly rent.





...and your view from the eastern terrace...



Anyway, as noted in a previous post, the address here has been a variety of theaters through the years... in the 1960s-1980s, it spent time as The Jewel and The Bijou, showing XXX fare such as "Gay Hawaii" and Joe Gage's "Kansas City Trucking Company." In February 1989, City officials closed the theater, "charging that the owners of the Bijou Cinema were 'essentially operating an AIDS breeding ground with profit being the driving force,'" according to a report in The New York Times.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Here then, where Nevada Smiths once stood

100 Third Ave.'s lonely add-on

100 Third Ave.'s theater past

100 Third Ave. in 1936...

[NYPL]

Monday, April 23, 2012

100 Third Ave.'s theater past


Last Thursday, we pointed out that 74 Third Ave., the former home of Nevada Smith's, was nearly demolished...

Meanwhile, if all goes to plan, Nevada Smith's should be reopening one day up the Avenue at 100 Third Ave., a building that has been under renovation for a seemingly long time. (We recently noted the building's new, gargantuan addition.)

Anyway, here's a quick snapshot on the history of 100 Third Ave.

The Bright Light Film Journal has an overview of the address, noting that it opened in 1880 as a restaurant ... later becoming a music hall. In 1910, the building began life as a theater called the Comet...

[Via Cinema Treasures]

... and later the Lyric (circa 1936 here)...

[NYPL]

According to Cinema Treasures, it became the Jewel Theatre, which played all male films, in the 1960s. Some Cinema Treasure commenters posted movies ads for the theater.

From 1975:


From 1971:


Per the Bight Lights Film Journal:

Sporting tacky ornamentation like Greek pillars and an obsessive fondness for the ever popular whorehouse red, it was just as garish as its Times Square brethren. In the '70s it screened such fare as Joe Gage's Kansas City Trucking Company and El Paso Wrecking Corp., which ads billed as "Lusty, dusty, sweaty and hardhitting!"

In the 1980s, the place was renamed the Bijou, according to Cinema Treasures, and continued to show XXX fare.

In February 1989, City officials closed the theater (and the Variety the next block up), "charging that the owners of the Bijou Cinema were 'essentially operating an AIDS breeding ground with profit being the driving force,' Dr. Stephen C. Joseph, the New York City Health Commissioner," told The New York Times.

You can read more details at the Bright Lights Film Journal here.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York has more history on other nearby, now-defunct theaters here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

[Updated] Big Reveal Week continues: Here's 100 Third Ave.

Earlier this week, we saw the new building at the long-dormant 219 First Ave. ... Yesterday, workers removed the netting/scaffolding here at 100 Third Ave., which had been in various stages of arrested development through the years...


Eventually (probably), the ground-floor level will be the new home of Nevada Smith's, which is moving up the Avenue...


Updated 10:06 a.m.

Here's Curbed's take on the new building: "a sleek, dare we say featureless, facade with all the clean-scrubbed character of a 19-year-old fresh off the bus and ready to make it big in New York."

And here's how the building looked in November 2009...


There's a lot of history at 100 Third Ave., which we'll discuss later.

Meanwhile, down the Avenue, the cycle of building life continues... as prep work for the demolition of 74-76 Third Ave., the former home to Nevada Smith's, winds down...


Previously on EV Grieve:
100 Third Ave. looks to be Nevada Smith's new home

Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smith's

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

100 Third Avenue's lonely add-on

Workers spotted at previously dormant 100 Third Ave.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Here's a look inside the new Nevada Smith's on Third Avenue


Work continues at 100 Third Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street... The address, which once belonged to the Lyric Theatre in 1910 (and much later the men's XXX Jewel then the Bijou and eventually the mainstream Cinema Village Third Avenue), has been under renovation for years. ... looks like an additional five floors.

Some day, the address will also be the new home to Nevada Smith's, which vacated its previous location one block to the south last November ... Nevada Smith's is on the February CB3/SLA docket for a liquor license here.

Anyway, a worker left a door open at 100 Third Ave. and...


Well, looks as if there's a lot left to do on the ground-floor space where, presumably, Nevada Smith's will live...

Per the DOB, the building was zoned commercial ... and it was re-categorized as "F-1B - Assembly (Churches, Concert Halls)." I suppose this is a type of worship.

Anyway, for now, Nevada Smith's is moonlighting at Webster Hall.

Previously on EV Grieve:
100 Third Ave. looks to be Nevada Smith's new home

Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smith's

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

100 Third Avenue's lonely add-on

Workers spotted at previously dormant 100 Third Ave.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Third Avenue add-on has violet fever

The once-dormant site at 100 Third Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street is showing significant growth of late...




We last checked in on the progress here in November 2009 .... and May...

Still some mystery here... I haven't heard anything different since A Fine Blog reported that: "The building is zoned commercial, and a permit was filed to amend the building height to 90' , contain 3 units, and be re-categorized as F-1B - Assembly (Churches, Concert Halls). Will it be a church or an assembly hall?"

It was originally a four-story building built in 1880. From the look of it, 100 Third Avenue is getting a five-story addition.

As A Fine Blog has mentioned, this address was home to The Lyric Theatre starting in 1910... This photo from the NYPL Digital Archives is dated April 24, 1936...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Workers spotted at previously dormant 100 Third Ave.

I can't even recall the last time that I saw anyone working at 100 Third Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street... until the other afternoon! Look! There's not one but two workers here!




Five stories are being added to the old four-floor tenement built in 1880. (A Fine Blog has more on the building's history here.)

Anyway, back in the fall, the city slapped a stop-work order here because... "BUILDING SHAKING/VIBRATING/STRUCT STABILITY AFFECTED."

Regardless, if you on a smoking break outside Bar None, then I'd consider standing elsewhere..

Previously on EV Grieve:
100 Third Avenue's lonely add-on