All hope seemed to be lost for the Emerald Inn, the small Irish pub and restaurant on Columbus Avenue between 69th and 70th street that will close at the end of April. But the taps will keep flowing, because the bar is planning to open again at 250 West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue, which was the former home of PD O’Hurley’s West End until it closed last month.
Owner Charlie Campbell told us that he’s going to try to have a grand opening at the new spot by June 1. The Emerald Inn has been around for 70 years, owned by Campbell’s family through three generations. Campbell says the Emerald Inn’s neon sign will be moving too: “Of course. Wouldn’t be the Emerald Inn without it.”
The Columbus Avenue location will be replaced by a Kate Spade store, selling women’s accessories.
We initially broke the news about the bar closing here.