Friday, December 07, 2007

A Socialist(a) Hotel!

Tis the season for sharing, so we were excited when our friends from HotelChatter checked in yesterday with a rumor they had heard a month back, saying "we hear that some undercover construction work has started at the Hotel Riverview at 113 Jane St." They also wonder if the Riverview is "Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson's new project." Oh, you mean this new project? What the HC team missed is that a certain doorman opened a certain Cuban themed bar and cafe in the Riverview basement. We're talking Socialista, and if this is true then we have found a mega project. It would fit with Goode and McPherson's penchant for rehab projects, but losing out on the bar/restaurant space with an already established operator is a tough sell for hoteliers that thrive on food and beverage service. Calls to the Riverview were met with expected gruffness, but we hope to learn more in the coming days. Happy Friday.

3 comments:

astralgirl01 said...

Oh, this is good... nice digging on this rumor. Scoop!

FINALLY took my jaded hipster (ha) ass to Socialista on a whim earlier this week (aka an open bar event), and have to admit, the place is kinda cute....

Until the mixed drinks switched over and became $15 (beers $9!). Then everyone in the place reverted back into suited douchelords.

Anonymous said...

Hedwig does not approve.

Anonymous said...

the lounge is real cool at socialista. i don't know how that hotel property hasnt been snatched up yet and renovated.