Travertine Closed; Kenmare Juicebar Coming Soon

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

Inside the dusty menu box, the letter to patrons continues to yellow and bake in the sun.  It’s been that way since mid-July, the message still the same.  Travertine at 19 Kenmare is closed for the duration.  Despite these three-month-old promises of some “exciting changes” after two years in business, such upgrades shall not come to pass.  This Kenmare nightspot is cooked.  Yet another case of masking closure with the likely story of “renovations.”

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However, a replacement is already waiting in the proverbial wings.  It’s tentatively called Kenmare Juicebar, and is a last-minute addition to this month’s Community Board 2 SLA agenda.  Apparently this venture is seeking a wine and beer license, so company reps will argue their case tomorrow evening.

UPDATE per commenter:

The JuiceBar application is for the corner space in the same building. The Lounge under Travertine is still open every night and I heard from staff that the upstairs restaurant level is developing a new cafeteria style, downtown comfort food type menu which could work better than fine dinign italian I guess.

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