Schapiro’s Bar Looks to be Donezo After 3 Years on Rivington Street

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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The departure of Nitecap from the basement of Rivington Street was seemingly the first sign of troubled waters. This piggybacking basement lounge – run by Alex Day, Natasha David, and David Kaplan – relocated down the block to bar 151 (which they owned) last month. Now the upstairs establishment is likewise out. Schapiro’s is donezo.

Yes, Schapiro’s looks to be closed for good, as evidenced by the display of token butcher paper in both the doors and windows. Also, the phone number has been disconnected. There was no public announcement ahead of the shutter. The restaurant-bar – inspired by the Schapiro Wine Company that once ruled the block – served three years at 120 Rivington Street.

Antibes Bistro proprietors David Shemesh and Eyal Tov (who also runs Falafel Shop across the way) debuted Schapiro’s in the spring of 2013. The concept replaced the local standby Festival Mexicano, which previously occupied the space and closed more than five years ago.

Tov did not immediately return our request for comment.

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Photo: Daniel Schapiro

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