Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Scrap Bleecker Street Plans

Goodbye, Bleecker.
Goodbye, Bleecker. Photo: Ryan Monaghan

Maybe our wine-bar story killed the buzz, but Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield have backed away from their plan to open a cute lil’ vino hang in the old Bar’rique space on Bleecker Street. Friedman says he originally wanted to create a venue for Carla Rzeszewski, the wine director at the Spotted Pig, who has a sweet spot for Spanish wines and sherries. But with all the community board B.S., and a sneaking suspicion that they’re not really wanted, he’s walked away … in style. [Eater]