Name This Bar!
Last week we fell upon a really chic-looking new space at 422 Hudson Street, right next to the old Anglers & Writers space in the West Village, now taken over by Out of the Kitchen! (their exclamation point, not ours). The sign above the faï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ade now reads ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Candy Store Cafï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½,ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ but the owners havenï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½t settled on a name. If youï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½re looking for a glass of wine and some cheese in an elegant, but minimal settingï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½the wooden and wrought iron-laced bar is ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Oï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½-shaped and just plain lovelyï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½this is the place. Itï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s airy and simple with a chandelier made of wine bottles and a tin ceiling. So far, few even know it exists. We talked to the proprietors and they are considering naming it ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½By the Bottle,ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ but frankly weï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½re not that into the name. Somethingï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s not jibing, no? We told them we liked ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Leroyï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s,ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ but they werenï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½t biting. Itï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s across from the Printing House Gym. Check it out, and throw us your own suggestions. Whoever comes up with the best name will get a free subscription to BlackBook, and weï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ll pass it on to the owners before they go and name it By the Bottle, or their other thought, By the Glass. By the Book? Oh, except for the no-smoking, this could be a pleasant alternative to nearby Hudson Bar & Books (which is playing really bad noodly-jazzy lately, instead of, say, the Stones). ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Staff