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Nov022011

It's Official: Beauty Bar Taking Some Space from Ozzie's on Fifth

It was first rumored back in May, hinted at when Ozzie's Coffee, on Fifth and Garfield, closed "for three to four weeks" a couple weeks ago, but now it's officially confirmed: The 11th outpost (third in NYC) of the popular East Village bar/salon hybrid Beauty Bar will be opening soon in the northernmost end of Ozzie's, shown above.

I spoke with an Ozzie's barista yesterday, who told me that they'd sold off a chunk of the multi-storefront space, which currently takes up over half of the block, to the bar. Construction is underway to build a wall separating the two establishments, which will operate as two completely separate entities (a bar/coffee shop/salon hybrid would have simply been just too much, I suppose).

So what exactly can we look forward to when all is said and done? The original Beauty Bar, on 14th Street in the East Village, opened in 1995 in a 50s-era salon, and aside from installing the bar they left it pretty much alone. Outposts that have opened since then keep the same aesthetic, with a throwback vibe complete with reclaimed furnishings from old beauty parlors. Customers can sip cocktails while getting their nails done, and now every night there's a $10 "Martinis & Manicures" special. There's also live music a few times per week.

Needless to say, the clientele skews toward the female demographic, but with High Dive right next door, I don't think that will be much of an issue.

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Reader Comments (2)

Sounds interesting, but, i will be sticking to High Dive for my drinks and the local nail place for my pedis! I don't see the need to combine both, plus, at High Dive, I get popcorn and board games.

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterparkslopeperson

When I was in college, over 5 years ago I loved to go to beauty bar. Though I only got a manicure once we (guys and girls) would go all the time for the rockabilly, psychedelic dance parities. Im not naive enough to think that these will be held on park slopes 5th Ave., but am hopeful that it wont just be another bar catering to the mid thirties and up.

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter20sometingparksloper

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