Barbiere, the East Village barbershop that replaced the ill-fated Mercury Dime, tells us it won’t be opening a restaurant upstairs as previously reported (that space now houses a boutique), but it just hired “Mosaic Man” Jim Power to decorate its exterior and to tile the floor of the basement, which will open at the end of summer as a “social club for artists to showcase things they’re working on” — with coffee served. And on June 24, another mixed-use barbershop will open in the neighborhood. It sounds very Freemans …
As previously reported, the owners of Plan B (who also own GalleryBar and Ella) have repurposed the dance den so that it functions as a barbershop (Jeff Laub will oversee the cuts and straight-razor shaves, including a “Hangover Remedy Shave”) and also as a cocktail lounge. Unlike the Jack-and-Coke days when the space was Drinkland, there’ll be seasonal cocktails like the Lemongrass Gimlet (Corralejo Tequila, lime juice, lemongrass syrup, fresh basil, served up), and, just like at Plan B, you’ll be able to score pies from Gnoccho next door.
The barbershop will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The lounge will go from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 a.m. on Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The Blind Barber, 339 E. 10th St., nr. Ave. B; 212-228-2123