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

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

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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.

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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.

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