SLA Revokes La Vie’s Liquor License on 1st Street

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Nothing boils the blood on First Street quite like the following two words. La Vie, which is French for pain in the ass. The hookah-inspired nightclub, originally billed as a restaurant, has ruffled the feathers of many in the neighborhood for being “on every night.”

Approaching two years since the license renewal rejection and its subsequent lapse, drama is again returning to the block. Drama that might finally help neighbors sleep easier at night. A well-placed tipster tells us that on November 20, the State Liquor Authority officially revoked the temporary liquor privileges under which La Vie has been operating the last two years. That would seem to explain the “emergency” referenced in the computer printout pasted to the windows of 64 East First Street. Nevertheless, upcoming events are still being promoted via Facebook.

La Vie can still apply to have its license reinstated at a future SLA hearing, when the board will also take complaints into consideration. For instance, the August window shattering at the LES Girls Club storefront and a recent “gunshot incident,” both of which we’re first hearing about now.

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  • anon

    license has not been inactive. Has been operating under temp license while all the vilolations are being adjudicated. There will still be a renewal hearing.

  • david

    I that Hanksy waiting to put up another masterwork? (on the right)