Opposition Mounts Against Chumley’s, Of All Places

The liquor license is pending.
The liquor license is pending. Photo: Mike Rogers

A partial wall collapse in 2007 closed Chumley’s, and after extensive renovations and seemingly interminable delays, the old Greenwich Village speakeasy is almost ready to reopen. It now faces opposition from neighbors, who are calling for scaled-back opening hours because they do not want “drunk and loud tourists/patrons talking and smoking on Bedford and Barrow streets,” according to DNAInfo. Chumley’s still needs the city’s permission to reclaim its status as a bar, and its application is pending with the State Liquor Authority. [DNAInfo, Earlier]