As you know, Rawhide–the leather establishment that’s drawn fetishists and their fans to Chelsea since 1979–is being squeezed out because the landlord practically doubled the rent.
But the buzz you’ve heard is true:
The leather lives on!
A month or two after their March 31 closing, the joint will resurface on 58th and 3rd, on the same stretch of land as the mature-man’s piano bar the Townhouse and the godforsaken Evolve.
Eventually, I bet they’ll all be under one roof as a strip mall called Twisted Sisters, and it’ll include a Chipotle. I hope!