Historic Upper West Side bar The Emerald Inn will be closing this week after 70 years in the same spot on Columbus Avenue between 69th and 70th street. In that bar, Jack Lemmon drank away his sorrows in the film The Apartment (image below). After Tuesday, the bar will be closed and begin its transformation into a Kate Spade store.
On Monday, the bar will open with just burgers and appetizers on the menu. On Tuesday, it will be standing room only, and the bar will be putting out food, owner Charlie Campbell tells us.
The bar and restaurant plans to reopen on 72nd street between West End Avenue and Broadway in the former home of PD O’Hurley’s West End.