131 Rivington Street

Shake Shack Snags Long-Vacant Schiller’s on Rivington Street

Posted July 13, 2022 at 4:55 am

Shake Shack is actually opening on the Lower East Side. And in the space of a once-revered local restaurant. It seems that the former home of Schiller’s Liquor Bar – an icon of the early aughts – is the target locale. Several tipsters noted that workers were spotted cleaning out 131 Rivington over the last […]

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Andrea Cohen Brings ‘Bongo’ to Schiller’s Liquor Bar Vacancy on Rivington Street

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

The corpse of Schiller’s Liquor Bar is still warm, yet a potential replacement is already in the making. One that will likely get the cocktail crowd going. Three months after the fourteen-year-old hangout ended its Lower East Side tenure, Andrea Cohen is angling to impart an outpost of Bongo at 131 Rivington Street. Application materials […]

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Schiller’s Shipped off to Boulder, Colorado (Sort of)

Last modified September 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

The last bit of Schiller’s Liquor Bar was shipped to Boulder, Colorado, last week. Apparently the bar-top itself, furniture, and exterior neon lights are together bound for a new steakhouse in the mile high city. Restaurant interior designer Emily Frantz tells us that the items were purchased and sent to the CP Restaurant Group. The […]

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Schiller’s Liquor Bar Neons Deposed from Rivington Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

It finally happened. Now one week removed from the closure of Schiller’s Liquor Bar, down comes the neon signage. Reader Mary Kalemkerian sent us the above image of the “Liquor Bar” signage deposed and sitting on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar succumbed to a substantial rent hike, […]

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Inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar While it’s Emptied Out [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The bright yellow neons of 131 Rivington Street are now indellibly dark. Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended service Sunday night after fourteen years on the block, has turned out the lights. So, for the foreseeable future, load-out is in full effect. Contractors are currently dismantling and removing the remaining booze, furnishings, and kitchen equipment from […]

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You Have Until Sunday to Grace Schiller’s Before it’s Gone

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

You have three days to visit Schiller’s Liquor Bar before the Lower East Side restaurant closes for good.  Its last hurrah is Sunday, August 30. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the situation. Schiller’s […]

Schiller’s Liquor Bar Closes for Good on August 13

Posted July 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

Storied McNally haunt, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, has less than a month to live. Employees are telling customers that the last day in business is probably August 13. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the […]

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Schiller’s is Closing this August After 14 Years on Rivington Street

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s one from left field. The old guard of early-2000s Lower East Side hangouts is down another. Schiller’s Liquor Bar is closing down for good this summer after a fourteen-year tenure on Rivington Street. Last day in business will be sometime in August, according to an email distributed to customers. “We send our thanks to […]

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Jack’s Wife Freda Opening at 224 Lafayette

Last modified January 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

Not long ago, we received a communique from a Boogie reader that Dean Jankelowitz, the longtime manager of Schiller’s Liquor Bar, had jumped ship to open his own establishment.

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Rivington Rider Tries Tricks [Video]

Posted January 21, 2011 at 6:28 am

This random Rivington cyclist sure picked a hell of a day to practice stuntwork.

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