"Her specialty is taking a space with New York history and breathing life into it by buffing up old surfaces and adding cool touches."
"the five-story 1890s brownstone had gone shabby in recent years, and the taps slowed to a trickle before the place closed nine months ago. 'It wasn’t living up to its potential,' said the decorator."
"'Often with restaurants, they don’t have a long life,' Ms. Sharpe said, taking a seat in a brown leather banquette upstairs. 'My job is to give them a classic aspect so people will come back.'"
Let's remember the real story of what happened here, shall we?
- Bill's Gay 90s was not shabby at all when the landlord refused to renew their lease this past spring--it had an already clubby, old-world atmosphere that was earned, a collection of antiques and real history amassed over a near-century of existence.
- It didn't need to be given a classic "aspect," because it was an authentic classic.
- Business was brisk--the place breathed with life every night.
- The restaurant had enjoyed an exceptionally long life, thriving since 1924. It lived up to its potential and then some.
- And it didn't close--it was pushed out. As the owner wrote on the website, "Our landlord refused to renew our lease and after an 88 year run, we were forced to close."
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