West Village residents are in an uproar over the legendary bar called White Horse Tavern getting new owners.
At a local community meeting in the basement of St. Anthony church on Sullivan Street saw the transfer of a liquor license to restaurateur Eytan Sugarman, whose past projects include celebrity hot spots Suede, Southern Hospitality and the Hunt & Fish Club.
“The change in ownership obviously gave us great pause and concern,” Andrew Berman, the executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. “The prior owners who have been owners for decades have been loving caretakers of this incredibly important part of New York City history. We don’t know the new owner’s plan,” he continued.
Locals are concerned that drink prices will go up as well as food.
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