Essex Ale House

Benson’s Burger Joint Opens Today, Seeks to Break the Curse of 179 Essex

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

The cursed north store of 179 Essex Street now hosts its latest nightlife entrant. Casa Humo wine bar finally went dark at the end of 2014, a short-lived affair that barely a year at this address. Its closure was expected. As reported back in November, another hopeful in a long line of failed businesses is rolling […]

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Gourmet Burger Joint ‘Benson’s’ Hopes to Reverse the Curse of 179 Essex Street

Posted November 11, 2014 at 5:19 am

It was easy to see from the first. When Casa Humo took the torch from Bar Chevere at 179 Essex Street last December, the situation again seemed doomed. After all, this particular address is known for being cursed. At least six establishments have flirted with the commercial space in recent years. Well, the inevitable happened. […]

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Bar Chevere Becomes ‘Casa Humo’ at Hexed 179 Essex Street Space

Posted December 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

Filthy McNasty’s, 12″, Essex Ale House, Peri Wine Bar, and, as of last week, relative newcomer Bar Chevere all share one thing in common. A failed bar business at 179-181 Essex Street. That’s five unsuccessful nightlife ventures within the last ten years; this address is seriously hexed. Now it’s time for the sixth entrant in […]

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Peri Wine Bar Now Open at 179 Essex

Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

Peri Wine Bar opened its doors Sunday evening after a month of delays.

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Peri Wine Bar Opening Delayed

Posted February 10, 2011 at 6:09 am

Due to some unforeseen problems, the official opening of Peri Wine Bar has been delayed.

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Peri Wine Bar Opening Later this Week

Posted February 7, 2011 at 6:18 am

179 Essex is amidst the final stages of a conversion from dive watering hole to a Mediterranean wine and tapas joint called Peri Wine Bar.

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Peri to Open at Former Essex Ale House

Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:18 am

Two weeks ago, black trash bags were taped to the windows of the old Essex Ale House at 179 Essex Street, no doubt signaling the arrival of a new nightlife establishment.  Truth.  And now the January SLA docket reveals some clues of the latest tenant to give a go at this cursed real estate. The […]

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Broker Wants Wine Bar at Former Essex Ale House

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Essex Ale House folded last month after a tumultuous four-year tenure at 179 Essex Street, and the leasing signs went up shortly thereafter.  The interior was stripped completely bare, save for the bar. No juke, no billiards, and the walls are white.  Of course, it didn’t take too long for the real estate listings to […]

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Essex Ale House is Closed (Again)

Posted June 28, 2010 at 6:26 am

Essex Ale House has had a rough-and-tumble life at the corner of East Houston and Essex Street. Not long after the demise of 12″ Bar in 2006, 179 Essex was reborn as the Essex Ale House, offering a unique selection of craft and Belgian beers at reasonable prices.  But all that changed little more than […]

Fight on Essex Street

Last modified April 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

A reader wrote in to ask about a late-night fight that transpired over the weekend.  Apparently, there were some fisticuffs of sorts on Essex Street, just below East Houston, and one man reportedly died from his wounds. Yesterday afternoon, the victim’s family gathered to lay candles and flowers at the scene. there were flowers and […]