Burger fans feared the worse when 82-86 Bedford Street, the home of legendary West Village speakeasy Chumley's, was put on the market. Yesterday, a tipster alerted us, "The guys were there last week strapping wire around the building and putting netting around the whole building!" Crikee! There is no reason to fear, as blogger A Test Of Will comes through with pictures from the scene, noting, "The building is obviously for sale and there is planned renovation but as of the taking of these photos Chumley's itself was still open for business." Singing a lease through 2086 is looking like a pretty smart move now.
· Chumley's Bundled [A Test of Will]
· Chumley's Update: Safe 'Til 2086? [Curbed]
· Storefronting Mini: Chumley's Building For Sale? [Curbed]