Photo of the Day: Blind Tiger Ale House

February 25th, 2007
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motion, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Blind Tiger Ale House was a great bar on Hudson in the West Village. This shot was taken on its closing night a couple years back. I’ve been thinking of my old haunts recently. The Blind Tiger almost took the spot of my former home away from home, Black Star before it closed too.
The story of BT’s closing is annoyingly familiar. The landlords got greedy asking for rent, started renovating the place to appeal to some of the boutiques a block away on Bleeker, then gave The Tiger the boot. Over a year went by, no boutiques took the bait and now it’s going to be a starbucks. What a waste.
Meanwhile, Blind Tiger can’t get a liquor license at its new location on a pretty lame stretch on Bleeker near 7th Ave. I haven’t even made it over there yet.
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