UWS's 'Emerald Inn' helped by recession

January 6, 2009 6:44:00 AM PST
A "mom and pop" bar on Manhattan's Uper West Side is actually benefiting from the recession.The "Emerald Inn" has been granted a rent reprieve for the next two years.

The popular tavern was set to close its doors in april after the landlord wanted to more than double the owner's rent.

But because of the recession, the landlord realized it would be extremely difficult to find a tenant willing to pay that much.

Emerald Inn happens to be one of the few fancy local establishments to have been granted the reprieve. For example:

  • The P& G Bar, at 279 Amsterdam Avenue at 73d Street. The P&G, with the iconic neon sign that has been designated a landmark - is moving some time next month, to 380 Columbus Avenue at 78th Street, the former Evelyn Lounge.

    The Emerald Inn first opened its doors more than 60 years ago.

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