Death & Co is doing alright
Seminal East Village cocktail bar Death & Co is looking for investors to expand — and it’s sharing numbers about the company in order to do so. The nearly 12-year-old bar, with a second location in Denver, one on the way in Los Angeles, and a cookbook, is valued at $13 million. And despite $72,000 a year in rent, the bar pulled in $1,868,226 in net revenue in 2017. The company is looking for $3 million; so far it has raised $203,429.
But the Bennett is not doing alright
After three years in Tribeca, cocktail bar the Bennett has shuttered. A note on its website does not provide a reason, just thanks customers and points them to sibling bars Raines Law Room and Dear Irving. Owner Yves Jadot Restaurant Group is plenty busy, still, with its other open restaurants and bars, plus more to come this year.
Two coming attractions and two renovations
Colombian cafe SoFresco is bringing empanadas to 95 Greenwich Ave., while it looks like another Moxy hotel is headed to 151 Bowery. In renovation news, the Starbucks at 13-25 Astor Pl. is temporarily closed for structural updates. On the Lower East Side, Bowery Boogie has more info on the mysterious renovations on fairly new French-Brazilian restaurant Brigitte: It will reopen after Labor Day in order to “bring something iconic to the establishment that we could not before,” a partner told Bowery Boogie.
Pig Beach takes over Pig Bleecker
Starting today and running through the end of September, chill Brooklyn barbecue spot Pig Beach has taken over more upscale sibling restaurant Pig Bleecker in Greenwich Village. Barbecue nachos, the Pig Beach burger, a fried chicken sandwich, and barbecue by the pound are on the menu, while the space is becoming more casual with tray food, butcher paper-covered tables, and televisions mounted throughout.