In more good news today for old New York, Kenn's Broome Street Bar will not be closing anytime soon. A tipster wrote in, "They just signed a new five-year lease."
A call to the bar confirmed: They're staying put.
A year ago, I broke the news that the 43-year-old bar would be closing, following the death of Kenn Reisdorff. The building soon went on the market.
But reports in the Post that the building had sold (for $12 million) were "erroneous," the bartender told me. For reasons unknown, the building has not been sold. And we can still go on enjoying the Broome Street Bar for another several years.
With this, after the good news about Smith's Bar and Jim's Shoe Repair, we're feeling somewhat optimistic. For now.