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.

Recent Stories

skinny-orchard-returns
The SKINnY Soft Opens Tonight at 174 Orchard Street

The fattened SKINnY Bar and Lounge is opening much earlier than we thought at 174 Orchard Street. As in, tonight. We hear word from ownership that this evening is soft-launch for the newly-expanded rock bar, which closed in 2012 for renovations. Here is more of the skinny on SKINnY, according to press materials: The SKINnY Bar […]

katz-sidewalk-work
Katz’s Deli Files DOB Permits to Fix Basement Space Ruined in Water Main Rupture

It’s been a tough summer for the iconic Katz’s Deli, which fell victim to a nasty water main break back in June. Rupture of the 1959 pipe – likely related to the never-ending East Houston rehabilitation project – literally broke the roadway and caused massive flooding in their basement. Moreover, the sidewalk out front caved […]

colfax-bale-ludlow-1
‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

sutra-1st-avenue
Sutra’s Ariel Palitz is Working on a New ‘Venue’ in the Neighborhood

As the ten-year-old Sutra Lounge bows out to make way for a Murray Hill-style sports Bar, proprietor Ariel Palitz is already on to the next venture. In a candid interview with Steve Lewis of Blackbook, the club owner discusses that she’s “currently in development of a new venue in the neighborhood.” It’ll allegedly be a “radical […]

vivi-tea-allen
Vivi Bubble Tea Replaces Móle at 205 Allen Street

Móle suspiciously closed for “renovations” early this summer, and did not reopen. Two months on, a local dynasty of sorts has just invaded 205 Allen Street. Vivi Bubble Tea is opening its fourteenth outpost here at the corner of East Houston. The announcement was taped in the window yesterday evening. Their menu includes milk teas, flavored […]

  • 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)