Oliver Stumm of Cafe Select Taking Over Happy Ending on Broome

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 at 6:15 am by

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We’ve known for quite some time now that Happy Ending was on the way out. Twice in three years, commercial real estate listings advertised the ground and basement level of 302 Broome for rent. Now we finally have our first taker, and one with an established nightlife pedigree.

Oliver Stumm will appear before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 next Monday to try his hand at procuring full liquor privileges for 303 Broome. Stumm is actually co-owner of the trendy Cafe Select crosstown at 212 Lafayette Street. The application for the as-yet-untitled endeavor describes a bi-level “restaurant” with twenty tables and two stand-up bars. There also seems to be some sort of “art space” component. Sound system is described as iPod with “small speakers.”

Of course we’d be remiss not to mention that Cafe Select has had its fair share of run-ins with locals, mostly negative encounters. Neighbors of that establishment often complain about the destructive combination of “loud noise and long hours.” Take it for what it’s worth. Happy Ending was no picnic, neither. NIMBYs, beware.

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