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Ella Lounge Shutters After 6+ Years on Avenue A

Posted January 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

Alphabet City just lost Ella. We are learning that Ella Lounge ceased operations shortly after the new year. Gates are drawn; the phone line unresponsive. Its final night was reportedly this past Saturday. There are a few parting party shots shared across social media. The trendy establishment – described as a den specializing in the […]

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Max Fish Adds New Artwork to Its Reboot Location at 120 Orchard Street

Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

  Max Fish just added its first touch of flare to the new reboot location at 120 Orchard Street. Staying the course as an artsy alternative, the nightlife institution tapped Klughaus Gallery to paint the door frame with pink and blue polka dot patterning. The artist behind the effort is Gregg Woolard. Yesterday afternoon was the […]

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Gallery Bar on Orchard Street to Close Saturday Night; Max Fish 2.0 Coming Soon

Last modified May 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

Saturday night will be the finale for Gallery Bar. The oft-problematic art-bar at 120 Orchard Street is currently set to close on May 17 with a “cocktails and art” party. In recent weeks, the bar seemed only to open on the weekends. But it’s all a moot point. As we’ve been reporting, the historic Max Fish […]

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The Max Fish Marquee Cigarette Might Return to Orchard Street Location

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

The idea of a new Max Fish two blocks from the original location is certainly intriguing. It’s also an absolute challenge, much akin to getting the band back together to record a reunion album. How to capture that same magic, etc. But it is happening nonetheless. Owner Ulli Rimkus, who first opened the Fish at […]

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Max Fish Might Reopen in Gallery Bar Space on Orchard

Last modified March 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Rumors abounded this month around reports that Max Fish wasn’t in fact done with the Lower East Side. Despite having closed last summer and plans for a possible location in Williamsburg. The talk was apparently true. Judging by the item listed on the recently-released SLA agenda for Community Board 3, it would appear that 120 […]

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Gallery Bar Owes $244k in Back Rent; The Belfry Possible Replacement

Last modified February 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Gallery Bar was served papers on its day off. Yesterday. Apparently the nightclub owes the landlord of 120 Orchard Street close to a quarter-of-a-million dollars for unpaid rent and other bills. And it probably explains why the owners are trying so hard to cash out and find a replacement. The “Five Day Commercial Notice” taped […]

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‘Pure 120’ Latest Applicant for Gallery Bar Replacement

Posted September 5, 2013 at 6:10 am

Ladies and germs, we now have yet another nightlife prospect for 120 Orchard Street. As previously chronicled, seven-year-old Gallery Bar has been on the outs for months, and will soon give way to something different. The first applicant who wanted the space proposed a weird video game concept (4Play Gaming) that seemed futile from the […]

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Zito and El Niño de las Pinturas Paint Gallery Bar Gate Mural

Posted July 3, 2013 at 5:16 am

Antony Edward Zito – or just Zito – recently capped a successful “portrait marathon” at Gallery Bar, in which the famed street artist aimed to complete 2,000 water-color portraits as part of his “Portraits of the LES.”

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Gallery Bar on Orchard Selling to Gamer Bar-Restaurant ‘4Play’

Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:17 am

Looks like seven-year-old Gallery Bar is on its way out of the Lower East Side.

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Here’s How to Brag About Your ‘A’ Restaurant Health Rating

Posted April 24, 2013 at 6:33 am

Have an “A” inspection grade? Here’s a way to brag about the restaurant rating, while simultaneously earning some ad revenue.

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