Posted in burlesque | comedy | music | venues on April 3, 2007

Rififi is known for hosting last night's party,....

Mach '07 Trash (CRED)
DJ Jess & Bronques @ Rififi

burlesque,...

Miss Firecracker and Mister Reusch (CRED)
Miss Firecracker and Mister Reusch @ Rififi

and comedy....

David Cross & Patton Oswalt - March 2006 (CRED)
David Cross & Patton Oswalt @ Rififi

And now it can all be yours....from Craiglist via the Apiary:

This East Village bar is just two avenues from the NYU Dorms in the heart of the East Village is a fully equpped/turn-key operation with Full Liquor Licene. I am exclusively representing the owner of this bar as a real estate professional in Manhattan. This bar is a money maker. The owner has other business that he is involved with and would like to get out of this situation. The place gets packed, and has a history in the area that goes back to the 90's. If you ever wanted a bar, or currently operate bars this is a perfect opportunity to continue your success or start now.

FIXTURE FEE is $300K A price that is negociable! Rent is $15K Per Month

Actual listing with pictures here. Should be cheaper than the Knitting Factory.

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Comments (20)

"I am exclusively representing the owner of this bar as a real estate professional in Manhattan."

I'm a lawyer

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2007 10:26 AM

dudes in this picture still shop at baby gap for t-shirts that tight and small.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2007 10:43 AM

i <3 trash :(

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2007 2:09 PM

one place i won't be sad to see go, good riddance out of state underaged nyu cokeden!

Posted by chris | April 3, 2007 6:09 PM

aww i like invite them up

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2007 9:40 PM

you know... I would love to go to a bar... somewhere in the East Village... somewhere where the people there really knew what 1990 was like... you know?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2007 8:39 AM

Maybe some big company will build a 90's nostalgia bar there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2007 9:40 AM

BUT what they don't tell you is that Rififi (aka Cinema Classics Inc.) just got a $5,000 fine from the liquor board
AND
their liquor license is up for renewal
AND
there have been a LOT of complaints about noise and fighting outside the bar (maybe inside the bar too).
AND
they don't have a cabaret license so all that dancey-dancey is a big no-no.

good luck to the new owners!

Posted by Gladys Persnickety | April 4, 2007 7:15 PM

JUST THINK ABOUT IT--FOR JUST $300,000 YOU GET

A BAR WHOSE LIQUOR LICENSE EXPIRES HALLOWEEN 2007 (WITH NO CHANCE OF RENEWAL)

NO LEASE (IT EXPIRES APRIL 2008) AND WILL BE RELEASED WAY OVER MARKET VALUE

A COMMUNITY THAT HOLDS THE PREMISES IN COMPLETE CONTEMPT

POLICE HARASSMENT DUE TO CONSTANT NEIGHBORHOOD NOISE AND NUISANCE COMPLAINTS

A BROKEN DOWN DUMP IN DISREPAIR AND IN DISGUSTING CONDITION

WHO DOESNT WANT TO GRAB THIS DEAL its NEGOTIABLE

HOW BOUT NOT ONE FUCKIN PENNY


Posted by TT | October 4, 2007 6:28 AM

Apparently Rififi is closing at the end of this month.

Their liquor license expires on Halloween and they just got hit with some stiff penalties from the State Liquor Authority. $30 thousand penalties and revocation of license.

The SLA meeting is here:
http://www.webcatter.com/live/nysabc/archives/20070919/2.asx

forward to the 35 minute point for agenda items 3143 and 3144.

Bye Rififi! You were great except for this past awful year.

I blame the Shaw Promotion shysters for all of your troubles.

Posted by Clare | October 17, 2007 4:02 PM

fascinating video...i take it the above poster has no relation to the club right?

: )

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2007 4:31 PM

You realize that with the closing of Rififi will be the ultimate demise of the East Village comedy scene?

Posted by Kaet | October 28, 2007 10:47 PM

i take it the above poster has no relation to the club right?

Posted by Bottega Veneta Handbags | October 16, 2009 2:51 AM

cool!!!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:09 PM

too bad if Gladys Persnickety is right about that. Right.. good luck to the new owners!

Posted by Find Friends | February 13, 2010 10:00 PM

that third .mp3 didn't work for me either

Posted by بنات الكويت | February 27, 2010 4:30 AM

work for me either

Posted by دردشه صوتيه | February 27, 2010 4:35 AM

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