After a mere three months, The Pint of No Return has closed. It's yet another casualty for the ever-changing corner of 13th and 6th in Manhattan.
You might recall when the gelato shop Maximo Pino opened here in January 2010. That was replaced by the Rockography lounge in March 2011, which was in turn replaced by sports grille Blitz! Brasserie last summer, which then morphed into The Pint of No Return in October. That makes four scrapped "concepts" in just two years. And they're all from the same owner.
Someone's got to have a winning idea for this corner. How about:
Brooklyn Bacon N' Brew: A taste of "authentic" Brooklyn, featuring chef-selected pairings of pork products and small-batch beers.
Bespoke Burger: Each patty is hand-crafted and signed by a certified burger artisan to bring out the complex flavors ground beef was meant for.
The Meatball Warehouse: Nothing but meatballs--all made from locally sourced New York City meats, including Coney Island sea robin, Central Park squirrel, and super-fresh, street-to-table "squab."
Nevermind, looks like they're going to try a European espresso bar next. Says The Real Deal, "The West Village will be adding yet more European flair to its tree-lined streets as it welcomes an espresso franchise direct from the continent." How long do you think that will last?