Monday, June 6, 2016

Manatus Plywooded

The beloved Manatus restaurant on Bleecker closed two years ago. At the time, I heard a rumor that a Calvin Klein store would be taking its place.

Instead, the spot sat empty, creating two years of high-rent blight.

Now the place is covered in green plywood. Something's coming.


Any guesses?


Scout said...

Sweet ol' Manatus - loved it back in the late 80s/early 90s. Revisited it a few years ago, and was heartbroken - it was filthy, bugs on the walls, bad service, inedible food.

Sometimes, a business just comes to the end of its lifespan, and it's time to move on.

Priscilla said...

Or sometimes a business is so soaked for high rent that they can't keep up the quality they were known for because nearly every penny goes to a greedy landlord instead of to high quality employees, pest control, and inventory.

step45 said...

I'll always think of that space as Clyde's. Early to mid '80's. Friendly gay bar with decent food.