Washington Square News reports that the bar, which occupies one of the oldest buildings in the neighborhood, is set to be demolished by asshole developers who bought the property for $8.5 million. Depressingly but not surprisingly, it’s predicted that the building, built in 1825 by Nicholas William Stuyvesant, will make way for yet another high-rise.
The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and the bar’s employees are protesting the plans, and circulating a petition to get the building landmarked. Maybe they can take encouragement from the owners of Ruby’s, who have lawyered up and are prepared to take their asshole developers to court.
[Via Bowery Boogie]