205 Club on Chrystie Street Relaunches with Nolita House Vets

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 at 5:32 am by
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Earlier this year, we broke news that the Rochelle’s team on Chrystie Street (aka 19 Stanton) was allegedly in financial straits. Fast forward six months; half its business is now under new management. 205 Club, a name that’s gone through so many friggin’ iterations the last decade, is now operated by veterans of the recently-departed Nolita House.

The new blood – Joey Leonard and John Walder – helped renovate the basement space for the relaunch.

A recent Facebook communique notes:

Friends and Fam Of Nolita House…. the Boys Are Back In Town! This Time We Have Taken Up Residence at 205 Christie Street New York, New York Joey Leonard Moe Taylor Come Say Hello. — at 205 Chrystie.

While this latest incarnation of the 205 Club begins its journey, it’s again worth noting the shady situation with the liquor license at this address.

Update: Joey Leonard tells us that 205 is still owned by Michael Shah, and that the Nolita team is operating the space as managers.

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Photo: 205 Club Instagram

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