"Your heart almost gets ripped out every time these things happen," said City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, calling just past deadline on Tuesday to comment on the hallowed P & G bar’s looming departure from its longstanding location at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 73rd Street.
"Many patrons of P & G Read More
In just two years, jovial barkeep Steve Chahalis’ signature black ponytail has turned almost entirely gray. Fighting to preserve an endangered family landmark amid a ravenous real estate market can do that.
“I have definitely made and lost friends,” said Mr. Chahalis, 47, presiding over a neighborly Monday night crowd at the old P Read More
The Daily News today examines the ongoing retail turnover on Amsterdam Avenue, where rents now hover around $250 per square foot.
"It’s no longer full of beer halls and guys with backward baseball caps watching the game," said Rafe Evans, a broker at Walker Malloy.
Oddly, the article makes no mention Read More
Like many torch-bearers of old family-owned businesses, Steve Chahalis hopes that his son, too, will one day work behind the same counter as he has—as a bartender, though, not a bank teller.
But in order to keep his clan’s longstanding P&G Café Bar from devolving into yet another ubiquitous Manhattan bank branch, Mr. Chahalis might Read More
West Side Bar Stands Athwart Bank-Branch Boom
“Like many torch-bearers of old family-owned businesses, Steve Chahalis hopes his son, too, will one day work behind the same counter as he has–as a bartender, though, not a bank teller. But in order to keep his clan’s longstanding P&G Cafe Bar from devolving into yet another Read More