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Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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Rumor: Epstein’s Bar Might Reopen in September, Allegedly with Help from CB3 Chair Nominee

Posted June 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

For nine months the northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets has been quiet. Devoid of the rowdy crowds the neighborhood had become accustomed to. Relish the relative peace because it could change pretty soon. After all, there is a reason why Epstein’s Bar hasn’t removed any of its furnishings and the like from the […]

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Andre Saraiva’s ‘Cafe Henrie’ Expanding with Second Outpost on Forsyth Street

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

With all ties to Le Baron (and whatever succeeds it) seemingly broken, former co-founder Andre Saraiva is focusing on a new empire. That of Cafe Henrie on the Lower East Side. The French cafe debuted in September 2015 at 110 Forsyth Street. Now, barely nine months later, Saraiva is looking to expand the business. On the […]

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The Second Coming of St. Jerome’s on Rivington Ends, ‘LES Junction’ up Next

Last modified June 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The second coming of rock dive St. Jerome’s – christened two years ago as Rivington F+B – is about to change hands. Again. Out from the clutches of controversial nightlife maven Paul Seres. The mid-block hang goes before Community Board 3 in a couple weeks for the presumed sale of assets (and full liquor license). LES […]

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‘Barleycorn’ Principals Seek Rooftop Hangout for Delancey Street Holiday Inn

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

While the basement bar-restaurant struggles to attract crowds (Retro Bar & Grill), the Delancey Street  is looking to the sky for revenue. Namely, a rooftop bar. This addition isn’t a huge shocker. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey has been threatening a rooftop hangout since as early as September 2014. Now the plan is back […]

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‘Little Canal’ Unveils its Cafe Storefront on Canal Street

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a short five-month renovation period, the Little Canal cafe at the corner of Canal and Rutgers Streets is nearly complete. The plywood shed was dismantled and removed yesterday afternoon to reveal the converted storefront. Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved […]

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CB3 Approves Serafina for Rivington; Chinatown Fights Against Le Baron Replacement

Last modified May 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Italian cuisine will remain at 98 Rivington Street, as Serafina scored its approval. And Chinatown is against whatever Le Baron replacement Ron Castellano has up his sleeve. Those are the dual headlines from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The gathering was mind-numbing, as per usual, with the added benefit of a […]

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Will CB3 Make Good on its Promise to Curb the Liquor License Saturation in Hell Square?

Posted May 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

“CB3 … will not approve license applications that are subject to the 500-foot rule unless they meet the high standard of being in the public interest.” –Community Board 3, April 2016 resolution Restaurateur Michael Stillman was handed defeat last month for his Quality Eats outpost proposed for Ludlow Street. Community Board 3 denied the application, […]

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