Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here comes the velvet rope - Le Baron - finishing touches on Mulberry St.
Paris bar LeBaron looks like its finally going to open as workers paint the doors to the place
that was formerly Yello Karaoke bar.
From the NY POST :
And Parisian transplant Le Baron club is hoping to open in the former Yello Karaoke Lounge on the southernmost edge of Mulberry Street by year’s end.
“It’s definitely the next Lower East Side,” says West Village resident Patrick Ashby, a lawyer for the Royal Bank of Scotland.Read more: Looks like their permits came through - oh joy.
There is no true neighborhood in Manhattan that wants to be known as "the next Lower East Side" , thanks to the proliferation of bars in that formerly quiet part of the City. Given Chinatown's proximity to three bridges and two tunnels we can only imagine what the future will be like with this new addition to the neighborhood. Everyone put "311" and the 5th precinct phone numbers on their speed dial. No, seriously, do it, you'll see why as soon as this place opens.
more from The New York Observer:
"Saraiva — a nightlife entrepreneur and graffiti artist who once plastered much of Paris with his signature “Mr. A” tag — has already opened a Le Baron in Tokyo, and it’s been smothered in the same blinding hype as its predecessor. There’s no reason not to expect La Baron New York to be just as obsessed over if not more, so we recommend becoming very familiar with the block. Come November, you’ll be standing around there for quite a while in a futile attempt to get in."