Coming Soon: Rouge NYC Wine Bar at 94 Rivington Street

Posted on: June 4th, 2013 at 5:40 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Hell Square might be in store for another wine bar.

A day after we brought news of a possible wine bar replacement for Tromba on Ludlow (Amuse), it appears another such venture is in the works for 94 Rivington Street.

94 Rivington, of course, was a bodega operation until last August when the business consolidated its holdings with the SX convenience store on the corner of Essex Street. The space sat empty and dusty for almost a year; then last month, an enormous plywood sidewalk shed materialized. All for a new wine bar, code-named Rouge NYC.

This image has been archived or removed.

Application documents delivered to Community Board 3 ahead of this month’s SLA subcommittee meeting reveal some details. Rouge is seeking a restaurant wine license for a location that wasn’t previously licensed. And it resides in a resolution area. If approved, the establishment would boast one communal table and two smaller tables, with a legal occupancy of 16. Proposed hours are Monday through Thursday, 12 pm to 1 am, and 2 am closing on the weekends; they also hope to serve breakfast each morning from 9 am to 11 am.

By the way, there are 61 liquor licenses with 500 feet of 94 Rivington. 61!

This image has been archived or removed.

[Note the ghost signage]

Recent Stories

The Bizarre ‘Mumming’ History of Thanksgiving Masking

What follows is a reworking of a post originally published on Bowery Boogie in 2014. There was once a time when Thanksgiving customs more resembled Halloween masquerading than traditional turkey and history lessons. That’s right. So get out your masks, people! Thanksgivoween is upon us. Two key words: masking and mumming. To surmise thousands of […]

Children’s Magical Garden Files Lawsuit Against Developer Over Alleged Intimidation Tactics

The Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street is again battling its longtime nemesis, owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, The Horizon Group. Garden advocates led by Kate Temple-West filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday in New York State Supreme Court alleging that principal David Marom, who purchased the adjacent lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013, engaged […]

Pregnant Woman Shot by Parolee Boyfriend on LES Dies

A pregnant woman shot by her parolee boyfriend earlier this month died of her injuries last Thursday. The 27-year-old victim, who was about three months pregnant with the gunman’s baby, had been on life support since the November 11 incident, according to published reports. As previously reported, the perp – Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, a […]

30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Takes its Spot in LES Skyline

It’s not enough to have Essex Crossing dominate the Lower East Side skyline around Delancey Street. Now, another. The hulking tower rising from the literal ashes of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is already halfway to the top, currently sitting at a healthy fifteen stories. This much after the better part of a year under construction. As […]

Uncapped: CAINE ONE Forever

Hey Boogie faithful! Guest writer, Freddy Alva, joins us again to go beneath the paint with us at Uncapped. The following is a stylized excerpt from the Queens Graffiti Legend’s Black Book containing interviews with LADY PINK, ROGER, Martha Cooper, FREEDOM, NOTCH 56, JIMMY 131, ZAR, PHANTOM and CAINE, childhood friend Eileen Galindo. Head over here […]