Many a famous figure in the worlds of music and comedy has appeared at Greenwich Village's Cafe Wha?, where Allen Ginsberg allegedly drank and Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix performed. And as of today the building in which the club sits, at the corner of MacDougal Street and Minetta Lane, is on the market for $11.5 million. What does this sale attempt mean for the future of Cafe Wha? Probably not much, since that's the only part of the building that can't be vacated quickly, according to the listing. Here's what a buyer could do with the place: "There are air rights remaining with the property, although it is located in the proposed South Village historic district. The property could be converted to residential above, along with a store front below to open up the retail." Any takers?
· Listing: 115 MacDougal Street [Massey Knakal via StreetEasy]