Restaurateur Jason Hennings writes in today to report that the 167 Avenue A spot (formerly Starlite Lounge) is indeed his, but his frequent partner Bob Giraldi is not involved. Hennings is bringing his deathwatched but still kicking West 10th venture Diablo Royale to Avenue A. Careful observers may remember that Hennings was rumored to have similar plans back in '07 to open an Eastern outpost on the LES but it never came to fruition.
As for this location, Hennings tells Eater it will have numerous similar menu items but will add many bocaditos. It will also have a pool table in the basement with 40 seats, a second bar for private parties, and get this, 25 outdoor seats in the rear garden. They're shooting for mid-August.
Just another development in the renaissance of Upper Avenue A.
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