249 Eldridge Street

Sapphire Lounge Reopens as the ‘Rumpus Room’ After Year of Renovation

Posted September 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Over two decades into its run, the Sapphire Lounge won’t be returning as its former self on Eldridge Street. Instead, owner Jahan Salarimatin and partner Gabriel Levy have a new joint venture up the proverbial sleeve. Rumpus Room—the British euphemism for a children’s playroom – is apparently opening this week specifically to capitalize on Fashion Week. […]

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Sapphire Lounge Closes for Expected 3-Month Renovation Period

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

You could call it the end of an era, cliche as it may be. The twenty-year-old Sapphire Lounge is now closed to undergo a planned remodeling. Saturday night was the sendoff party for the old space at 249 Eldridge Street. Owner Jahan Salarimatin tells us, “[We closed] Sapphire for soundproofing and revamping for 3 months.” […]

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Eldridge Block Association Scores Victory Against Sapphire Lounge at SLA Hearing

Posted July 26, 2013 at 5:23 am

Last week, the Eldridge Street Block Association went up against the Sapphire Lounge at a State Liquor Authority hearing on renewing the bar’s license.

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