Four Years on, ‘Ghost’ Cocktail Bar No Longer Haunts Eldridge Street
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The artsy cocktail bar and lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from its namesake street earlier this month. A note on its social media platforms says only, “gone fishing, catch you in the fall.” That’s not the full story, though; a return seems unlikely.
The Woodward Gallery across the way opened Ghost at 132 Eldridge Street in March 2012. Perhaps haunted, it was named as such from “photos and eyewitness accounts of a ghostly apparition in front of the space when it was first built,” according to the bar’s website. (The store was previously used as a wood storage house.) The hangout was another of those so-called gallery bars with scheduled art installations.
Team Woodward also maintained the adjacent wall as a revolving art space for various murals, as it had for the years since its move to the block in 2006.
Despite the open-ended nature of the aforementioned farewell message, the bar is over. Further confirmed by the sanctioned auction happening this afternoon (2:30pm at 132 Eldridge), at which all contents will be sold to the highest bidders.
To be auctioned:
POS system w 2 screens & 2 printers, 1 head espresso & cappuccino machine, glass dr refrigerator, 16Ft granite & stainless steel bar, 12 designer bar stools, metro racks, ss shelves, 10 leather bar stools, designer lighting fixtures, folding chairs, hi end banquette, pots, pans, utensils, bar supplies.
Established in 1994, the Woodward Gallery eventually moved from SoHo to the Lower East Side twelve years later.