Seen & Heard: Last Call for the Raccoon Lodge

••• Unless something has changed, the Raccoon Lodge‘s last night is this Thursday, June 30. And this came in today from Fred: “I recently asked the bartender at Raccoon and he confirmed that this is really the end—there will be no sequel down the block.”

••• A recent upgrade to this site that I think is very exciting: If you click on a photo, it now pops up in “lightbox” format; to close the window, click the little X in the corner. And all photos in a post are automatically grouped into a slideshow. That’s not super helpful on a grab-bag post like this, but it’ll vastly improve posts such as “Loft Peeping.” Thanks to Michael for suggesting it!

••• The new salon at 5 Harrison (southeast corner of Staple) is called Ethan Rose Salon. I have an email in asking what the “3 in one” means in the signage. The website’s Services page is all about hair (as opposed to nails, waxing, etc.).

Ethan Rose Salon••• Nice new storefront at 332 Canal.

332 Canal••• The Cuban-themed BlackTail bar that the Dead Rabbit guys are opening inside Pier A is looking at a July debut. The logo:

BlackTail logo••• And the Heyday facial shop opening on Reade is shooting for the end of July.



  1. New sign in front of the Ethan Rose Salon on Harrison says 3 in 1 stands for mani/pedi/blowout in an hour.

  2. Heyday is now open on Reade St