The Lenox Social barely opened its doors last month at 126th Street and Lenox Avenue but now has to change its name since the iconic Lenox Lounge claims that there is too much of a similarity according to a Crain's article. New businesses have been opening along the now popular Lenox Avenue ever since the Red Rooster opened its doors and have been using the historic name of Malcolm X Boulevard as a moniker. Lenox Coffee opened up further north at 129th Street but does not appear to be in conflict with the famous lounge since it is a coffeehouse and not a drinking establishment.
Apparently a Lenox Lounge representative informed the owner of Lenox Social that a trademark infringement was at hand so the new drinking establishment has decided to change its name to make sure all the neighbors are happy. Read more in the Crain's article "Harlem Bars Spar Over Name": LINK