Wondering who would move into the long-abandoned storefront at the southwest corner of Delancey and Ludlow streets has been a favorite Lower East Side guessing game for quite some time. And now that game is over.
The Post reports that 95 Delancey Street will soon become Triplex, a new 9,000-square-foot bar from the owners of the Delancey. Like its older sibling, Triplex will have a rooftop bar perfect for overlooking one of the loudest, nastiest, and most dangerous streets in all of Manhattan. Hooray!
The asking rent for the space, which was once occupied by Triangle Optical and Lichtenstein, was $140 per square foot. That makes it the south side of Delancey’s most expensive lease ever, a dubious honor that illustrates the location’s growing status as a nightlife destination: The block of Ludlow below Delancey is already home to Hotel Chantelle and UC Lounge. Incidentally, 95 Delancey was once slated to be the home of Rivington Wine & Cheese. Triplex will undoubtedly contribute plenty of both, though the latter will likely come with stretch-UVs and spray tans.