UPPER WEST SIDE — A troubled Columbus Avenue bar that has closed and reopened multiple times during an ownership battle will reopen again in a new iteration, the owner said.
Cindy Guyer, who formerly co-owned Wine & Roses at 286 Columbus Ave. with Jennifer Klein, is reopening the space on her own as Guyer's, she said Wednesday.
Klein was ousted from managing the bar in 2010, but after settling a legal battle with investors, including Guyer, Jon Gruen, Bruce Galloway, and Fern Zelekowitz, she reopened Wine & Roses in 2014 as the sole owner.
But then Klein closed the small spot, which served small plates as well as wine, this past September, the West Side Rag reported.
Klein continues to run The Dakota Bar, which opened in 2013, on Columbus Avenue at West 72nd Street.
Guyer announced on her Facebook page that her new venture will open this spring.
"Please stop by this Spring!!! Im proud to Announce im reopening at 286 Columbus Avenue!!!! Was wine &roses aka Guyer's now!!!" she wrote on Feb. 19. She also posted photos of the space getting "a facelift" and will have a "simple English French county style."
Guyer told Community Board 7's Business and Consumer Issues committee that she anticipates the bar fitting 45 to 50 people and that it will stay open until 2 a.m.
The committee approved her application of or a liquor license; Guyer still needs approval from the full board and the State Liquor Authority.