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St. Dymphna's eyeing a return engagement, this time at 117 Avenue A



[The former St. Dymphna’s on St. Mark’s Place]

The owners of St. Dymphna’s are planning a comeback for the Irish-style pub, which closed on St. Mark’s Place between Avenue A and First Avenue on Oct. 20 after 24 years in service.

Eric Baker, one of the bar’s previous owners, is on this month’s CB3-SLA agenda for a new liquor license at 117 Avenue A between Seventh Street and St. Mark’s Place.


[117 Avenue A]

“The new space will be going by St Dymphna’s — I believe yellowish gold facade and all,” Baker told me via email. “We hope to continue the tradition, history and culture of the former space by continuing to provide our local community with a comfortable place to gather together with friends and family for good food, good beverages and good music as we have done previously for over 23 years.”

Baker and company began a collaboration with Brendan McElroy, owner of Dr. Brendan Mac Repair on St. Mark’s Place and a “St. Dymphna’s family member,” to hopefully reopen at the new location.

The questionnaire on file (PDF here) has more information on the proposed relocation, including a diagram of the layout and sample menu, which includes the $10 all-day Irish breakfast.

117 Avenue A has remained empty since the bar the Black Rose closed in April 2017 after nearly two years in operation. No. 117 was the longtime home, until August 2013, of the Odessa Cafe & Bar.

Baker said escalating rents were behind St. Dymphna’s closure on St. Mark’s Place.

“We are excited about the new digs, a new place to make a home,” said Baker, who’s collecting signatures of support for the new St. Dymphna’s.

The committee meeting starts Monday at 6:30 p.m. Location: The Perseverance House Community Room, 535 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Previously on EV Grieve:
St. Dymphna’s is closing this weekend after 24 years on St. Mark’s Place

So long St. Dymphna’s

The Black Rose, ‘a neighborhood rock and roll bar,’ opening in the former Odessa Cafe and Bar space




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