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Lenox Lounge Reboot Encounters More Delays

Bess Adler

Alvin Reed's revival of the Lenox Lounge has run into some new delays related to funding. Although the restaurateur and partner Dean Schomburg had previously announced plans to reopen the jazz club at 333 Lenox Avenue this summer, now Reed tells Steve Cuozzo: "We're kind of close to running out of funds. We're looking for more investors." The landlord says that they're current on the rent for the space, and Reed confirms the rumor that he's also looking at taking over the next door space as well. "Until I get some investors, I can't make that commitment," Reed explains.

Meanwhile, Nobu restaurateur Riche Notar is still planning to open an as-yet-unnamed jazz club in the original Lenox Lounge space. The new project is now slated to make its debut in November, and New Orleans-based chef/actor Dwight Henry is still on board to open a doughnut shop called Mr. Henry's Bakery next door.
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The New Lenox Lounge

333 Lenox Ave., New York, NY