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CB3 Denied Epstein’s Bar a Liquor License Renewal Without Appearing Before the Public

Posted September 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

Epstein’s Bar had grand plans to expand upward at Stanton Street. The idea was to annex the second and third floors for dining and event spaces respectively. But Community Board 3 put the kibosh on those plans in June by denying the alteration, thanks to outspoken community opposition; and the applicant ultimately withdrew before the […]

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‘Chloe 81 Blue’ Ground Level Oyster Bar Debuts on Ludlow Street

Posted September 3, 2014 at 5:16 am

Sebastian LC just debuted its new annex. Only it’s now operating under the Chloe 81 family… Work had been slow but steady inside 81 Ludlow Street since last December, but there is finally something to show for it. This new adjoining space will capitalize on the now-beached trend of seafood nightlife, and function, at least partially, […]

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CB3 Approves Hotel Indigo and Wassail, Lambasts Hair of the Dog

Posted August 19, 2014 at 5:36 am

It might be the dog days of summer, but at the SLA subcommittee meeting last night for Community Board 3, it was still a packed house. Some twenty applicants vied for license approvals, eight (!) of which reside in Hell Square alone. Herewith, a quick and dirty recollection from our brief three-hour stint. Wassail, 162 […]

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The Tale of Two Hell Square Hotels: Indigo and Gatsby

Last modified August 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

At the head of Orchard Street, it’s essentially a tale of two Hell Square hotels, featuring elements of Indigo, Britney Spears, and Gatsby. Kitty corner apart, Hotel Indigo is squaring off against the dark horse of 163 Orchard. Both devils are vying for liquor licenses in an already saturated environment. Finally nearing completion, 180 Orchard […]

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Three Points and Ludlow Inn Begin Renovations Down at 1 Ludlow Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Months of silence on the ground level of 1 Ludlow Street recently concluded. The incoming bar-restaurant-speakeasy concept – dubbed Three Points and Ludlow Inn respectively – is now amidst full throttle renovations. Build-out has been underway the last few weeks behind closed doors. But now it’s headed outside; as of yesterday, a new sidewalk enclosure is affixed […]

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Hakki’s Rivington Pizza Parlor Renamed ‘Melani Pizza’; Full Liquor License Sought

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hakki’s “famous” World Champion Pizza at 170 Rivington Street is no longer in the Lower East Side game. Within the last few weeks, the store seemingly changed hands, and currently carries a new identity. The parlor is now called Melani Pizzeria. The store itself underwent some change as well, including a major cleanup and better dining […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, and Pianos All Approved by CB3

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Community Board 3 decided to split the SLA subcommittee agenda into a two-night extravaganza. Without the alcohol. The panel approved much of what came their way. Here are some notes: Clinton Street Baking Co., 2-4 Clinton Street Word first circulated back in April that the Clinton Street Baking Co. was expanding its footprint with plans […]

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Yes, Clinton Street Baking Company is Expanding Next Door, Seeking Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2014 at 6:01 am

Here is our first real public confirmation that Clinton Street Baking Company is in fact expanding into the recently-vacated Min’s Market space. The enlargement had been the worst kept secret on upper Clinton, and was first revealed here back in April. The thirteen-year-old restaurant is now on Community Board 3′s SLA subcommittee agenda for July to obtain […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Liquor License from Sons of Essex, Rochelle’s, and BFB Highline

Last modified June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

The ongoing public fight between former partners Matt Levine and controversial landlord Michael Shah (DelShah Capital) has just taken an interesting twist. While the $20 million lawsuit rages in the background, the State Liquor Authority is finally taking Michael Shah to task over his numerous nightlife operations downtown. It took a year for them to […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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