The Nolitan Fully Exposed

Posted on: September 29th, 2010 at 6:30 am by

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Ladies and gentlemen, behold the bare broadside of The Nolitan at 30 Kenmare Street, Little Italy’s latest trendy hotel monstrosity. The last remnants of scaffolding and rotten plywood are no longer in the picture. Just some odds-and-ends sidewalk fencing.

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So we now have full frontal views of the eight-story structure, which unmistakably carries a two-face personality. The Harvey Dent of buildings, if you will. One half is more conservative in its approach with street-exposed balconies and a fair mixture of glass.  The other half lives on the edge with its Tetris-like windows and slatted siding.  Flip a coin!

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The Nolitan is slated to open in November, but so far, rooms are booked through the end of the month.  There is no availability until early December. In the meantime, the hotel is stocking up on its merchandising efforts – playing cards, frisbees, and skateboards.  Also, free t-shirts for those staying during the ambiguous “grand opening” period. Moichandising, moichandising!

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As discussed back in August, the quaint stretch of Kenmare Street is amidst a transitional period.  It’s the newest “it” spot, which is simply a euphemism for a gold rush of epic proportions. And the scene is already crowded.  Travertine, Kenmare, and Village Tart are already heavy contenders. Oh, this is just the beginning…

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