Mimi’s to Join Antonioni’s at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

177-chrystie-update-2

Down at the southwest corner of Chrystie and Rivington, daytime commercial is gradually being ousted by nighttime boozing. The final outcome is inevitable…

Over a year ago, Antonioni’s scored Community 3 approval for an on-premise liquor license at 177 Chrystie Street, the former commercial warehouse. While the paperwork continues its way through the clusterfuck that is the State Liquor Authority, build-out is seemingly in its final act. Contractors have been busy here ever since the DOB permits were filed last spring. Progress is visible – both garage door openings have since been bricked, with new windows installed.

177-chrystie-update-1

But 177 Chrystie isn’t done with CB3 just yet. It’s again landed on the docket for another liquor license. Meaning, two bars at the same address. Documents delivered ahead of next week’s meeting reveal that “Mimi’s” will be a cellar hangout specifically designed to “minimize the anticipated overflow of Antonioni’s.” Or it could be construed as a club. Either/or.

Antonioni’s is the brainchild of Luc Levy, the dude behind the trendy Cafe Gitane hangouts (Nolita and Jane Hotel). The establishment will reportedly offer “family style Italian food,” sitting just across the park from the likeminded Sauce.

Recent Stories

spura-lots-4_wm
Last Look at SPURA Lots Before Essex Crossing Changes Everything [PHOTOS]

Demolition for the Essex Crossing mega-project is slated to begin on Monday, forever changing the face of the Lower East Side and its heretofore low-level skyline. As previously reported, Site 2 at the corner of Essex and Delancey is the first parcel to receive knockdown treatment. The parking lot has already been cleared of vehicles, […]

ludlow-1995
Visiting the Funky Ludlow Street Landscape of 1995 [VIDEO]

Let’s take a stroll down Ludlow Street circa 1995… The following snippet of footage is a glimpse of Ludlow Street “on the corner of East Houston and Katz’s Delicatessen” as filmed by Corey Shaff (narrated by Ronnie DeMonarco). “Planet Ludlow,” as it’s called, is essentially a four-minute tour of the block and its stock of […]

living-room-plywood-1
Gallery Conversion Underway for Old Living Room Space on Ludlow Street

The former Living Room space is amidst conversion to a dry use. After the failed bid by exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s to take 154 Ludlow Street, the Hell Square address is now forsaking nightlife altogether. Construction has already begun on the artsy replacement; a plywood shed and curbside dumpster are now part of the […]

saro-norfolk
La Contenta Opening in the Old Saro Bistro Space Next Month

While residents grapple with the terrors of living under the thumb of Samy Mahfar, a new restaurant is opening in the commercial space of 102 Norfolk Street. As previously reported, a 14-seat Mexican joint called La Contenta Cocina de Barrio has taken the reins from Saro Bistro, which closed in April 2014 after a solid […]

50bowery-rendering-2
Joie de Vivre is the 22-Story Hotel Currently Rising at 50 Bowery

Progress is slow at Peter Poon’s monstrous new Lower East Side hotel development. Indeed, 50 Bowery remains a block-long crater, making slow strides to its eventual calling as a 22-story tower. Excavation and foundation work is clearly the order of business these days. Yet until now, a proper identity was never ascertained; only a working […]