EastBridge Takes Over at 247 Eldridge Street

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

The Eldridge was officially deposed from its three-year reign at 247 Eldridge Street yesterday afternoon with hammer and chisel.  We ambled past the onetime swank-spot and watched as co-owner Sean Hughes removed that dreaded woodboard signage.  Meanwhile, the interior was completely ripped apart and new bar furnishings installed.  And the name of the new venture?  Drumroll……..EastBridge.

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It was around this time last month when word first leaked that nightlife impresario Matt Levine sold his club to real estate broker Sean Hughes.  As part of the deal, the new owners were forbidden from using the Eldridge moniker, and couldn’t keep the faux bookstore facade.  Which is all well and good for the EastBridge crew, as they hope to create a more “relaxed” neighborhood atmosphere that isn’t obnoxiously exclusive.  Drinks will be modestly priced, but there won’t be a tap; nor any velvet ropes.

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EastBridge will open sometime early next month.

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