Guy Who Was Rumored to Have Gotten Beatrice Closed Brings News About Its Reopening
Finally someone has gotten Paul Sevigny to go on the record about the next Beatrice Inn, and guess who it is — Chris Wilson! If you know your Beatrice, you’ll recall he’s the writer-editor who Steve Lewis once said might’ve initiated the Inn’s shutdown by possibly getting into a fistfight that brought cops to the Bea. Now Wilson is getting quotes from both Lewis and Sevigny — so if the bloody-nose rumor was ever true, there are clearly no hard feelings these days. Anyway, enough of the inside baseball — what does Sevigny reveal about the new location? Well, nothing. But he does manage to get a knock in on the Boom Boom Room or whatever that place with the $25 drinks is being called these days.
“I don’t necessarily love hanging out in a hotel,” says Sevigny. “I feel like New Yorkers would rather go to a boutique than a department store. It’s got a great view, but let’s face it — it’s corporate.” Meanwhile, Sevigny’s partner in the Beatrice, Matt Abramcyk, has signed a lease for “a cozy, below-street level lounge in the West Village.” Shortly after opening it in May, Abramcyk had told us that Warren 77 would be his last bar — maybe all this “new Beatrice” stuff got to him?