Diamond’s Wine Bar in Trouble?

Posted on: November 24th, 2009 at 6:37 am by

Back in the early summer of 2008, Diamond’s Wine Bar debuted at 188 Allen Street, former haunt of Maradona Hookah Bar.  At the time, it was reported that the owner was also behind The VIP Club strip joint in Chelsea.  Bookended by the Thompson LES and Epstein’s Bar, the watering hole never really seemed to draw an uber-packed house.  Surprising given its proximity to the aforementioned establishments.

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But now it appears trouble is afoot.  For the last few weeks, the narrow one-story structure now has brown paper taped in the windows.  There doesn’t appear to be any renovation inside. Yet. Just restaurant sundries stacked on the tables, chairs overturned, and pillows strewn across the floor.  And calls continue to go unanswered.

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Facelift or failure?  What have you heard?

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