After local favorite Puppets Jazz Bar closed back in May, the formerly vibrant space, which is on Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, sat sadly empty for months. But the old sign came down a couple weeks ago (along with the "For Rent" sign), and earlier today I had a chance to speak with the storefront's new owner, an Englishman named Vinnie, and he told me that he's planning on opening up a pub in the space.
As nothing is set in stone yet the plan is still tentative, but according to Vinnie it's his dream to turn the space into a straight-ahead English pub. It's a cozy space, and certainly big enough for a bar. This end of the avenue has become quite the drinking destination, and don't forget, another bar is in the works just a couple blocks away.