Nine Fine Irishmen To Get Even Finer
The patio, it is a'changin'...
New York-New York may not be your kinda
town resort right now, but that opinion may be subject to change in the neardistant future. The oft overlooked, budget-friendly hotel-casino is slowly starting to reinvent itself.
Last year, NY-NY gave its pool a makeover and replaced Rok with Broadway. More recently, it got donuts
and shuttered Coyote Ugly. (3/7 UPDATE: NY-NY says Coyote is "open for business and will remain so." This is despite widely reported news of its closure, and confirmation by its executives and bar staff. We're investigating. CONFIRMATION: Coyote Ugly to keep pouring.) Then came news that a major 20,000-seat stadium will likely be built behind it and Monte Carlo.
And now, there is at least one more change in the works. Its popular pub, Nine Fine Irishmen, is getting a makeover. Not the inside restaurant, though. The outside patio is the focus here.
Recently, government officials signed off on plans to shake-up Nine Fine's outdoor dining space:
The northern portion of the outside dining and drinking area is being narrowed to create more open area adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge feature. The southern portion of the outside dining area is being widened to maintain approximately the same square footage. A new bar is being added to the southeast corner of the outside dining and drinking area. Seating will be provided along the north, east, and west sides of the bar within the existing outside dining and drinking area.
So, when will you be able to try it out? No completion timeline was mentioned in government filings so your guess is as good as ours. This summer? But, a (kinda) new party patio on The Strip? We'll drink to that.
(PHOTO: Nine Fine Irishmen on Foursquare)