As Andrew Carmellini's new Soho restaurant The Dutch enters its final stages of opening prep, there is one last thing to do: chuck the old Cub Room sign, which hung over the restaurant for its 16 years of existence. So they're putting it up on eBay. Per the listing:
Three American restaurateurs have turned the former Cub Room space on the corner of Prince & Sullivan Streets in New York City's SoHo neighborhood into a new bar, restaurant and oyster room called The Dutch. This sign is the last thing to go. It has been a fixture on Prince Street for years, and needs a rescue. We've got no room for it! Whatever is paid for this short-lived piece of SoHo's history will be sent around the corner to God's Love We Deliver (www.glwd.org).So, restaurant lovers can get a little piece on New York history, add some kitsch to their home, and donate to charity all at once. Or, for those prospective restaurateurs out there, this solves the problem of choosing a name. Bidding starts at $250 or it can be bought outright for $1,000.
· Old School New York City Restaurant Sign -The Cub Room [eBay]
· All Coverge of The Dutch [~ENY~]