Progress at the Slipper Room on Orchard; General Manager Sought

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 at 6:29 am by

Today we turn our collective eye back to the northwest corner of Stanton and Orchard Street, where the new Slipper Room is just a few furlongs from the finish line. You’ll recall that the original one-story structure was quickly demolished almost a year-and-a-half ago, but progress has been anything but speedy.  In recent weeks, the brick facade and its pattern of windows have taken shape behind the longstanding veil of netting.

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What we have here at 167 Orchard Street is the new multipurpose two-level complex.  The second floor will boast a better Slipper Room with all the burlesque and variety (higher ceilings will allow for acrobats!), while the ground level will reportedly house Rob Shamlian’s forthcoming oyster bar (sources maintain that this is still happening).  Which brings us to this Craigslist job posting, hot off the press.  The twelve-year-old theater is currently seeking a General Manager to operate the club:

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The Slipper Room, NYC’s legendary Variety and Cabaret theatre since 1999, is reopening in a brand new nightclub on the Lower East Side and seeking a highly motivated, easygoing professional for a General Manager position. The work hours are irregular and the schedule is demanding, but the staff is close knit and unpretentious and every night is unique.

Candidates should possess 3-5 years of verifiable employment in bar/restaurant/nightlife management positions. You should be friendly, and outgoing, with strong communication and people skills. The ability to lead, motivate, and mentor your staff is a must. Promotional experience is a big plus.

Additional experience:
**Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work load;
**Wine and Spirits knowledge;
**Proficient computer skills including POS, Inventory and Cost Control applications;
**A 4 year college degree is highly desirable.

Email Camille if interested.  In the meantime, for a slightly dated behind-the-plywood look, scope this video of the space which was shot back in July.

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