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Damion Luaiye Will Replace the Experimental Cocktail Club with ‘Et Al’ on Chrystie Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Experimental Cocktail Club was seemingly just that. A three-year experiment. The upscale drinking den will soon conclude its three-year engagement at 191 Chrystie Street this month. Neighbors shouldn’t get too comfortable, as a replacement is already waiting in the wings. Requisite handbills announcing the liquor license application for Community Board 3 are now stapled to […]

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‘Excuse My French,’ but Get Ready for Another Fuckin Bar on Orchard Street

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

With Cafe Dancer firmly out of the picture, the buzzards had been swarming 96 Orchard Street the last couple months. One hopeful emerged from the fray, a French-born chef who hopes to impart some sort of “French bistro” in the sub-level space. Chef Johann Giraud (La Mangeoire) is angling to open Excuse My French at […]

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Webster Hall Team Planning ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ on Mulberry Street, Sparking Fierce Opposition

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

Veterans of Webster Hall are headed south to Chinatown for a new tiki bar concept. Seems like nightlife in general is migrating in this general direction thanks to a slew of storefront vacancies. According to SLA application materials filed with Community Board 3 this month, something called Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge has plans for the recently […]

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Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros Gambling on Problematic Pink Pony Space

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Pink Pony departed the Lower East Side, but who’s counting? Since its forced closure at the hand of a $6,000 rent hike, the large restaurant space has remained dormant. Absolutely zero activity here except for the placement of numerous leasing signs in the windows and above the entrance itself. However, […]

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LES Pies ‘n’ Thighs Seeks Upgrade to a Full Liquor License

Posted July 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

In the neighborhood for a mere six months, Brooklyn-based Pies ‘n’ Thighs is ready to upgrade. Its liquor license, that is. Signage to that effect appeared in the window of 43 Canal Street last week even while the current slate of July Community Board meetings are still rolling. The poster announces the application for full […]

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Barramundi and 2nd Floor on Clinton to Close on July 29

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

2nd Floor on Clinton is donezo. The popular upstairs speakeasy – owned and operated by the Barramundi crew – mixes its final drink on Wednesday, July 29. Primary principal Tony Powe is unloading the assets for both establishments at 67 Clinton Street to Tim Gashi and Valentino Gjakaj, as previously reported. Community Board 3 approved the […]

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Taquitoria on Ludlow Street Now Pimping Booze

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

In which Hell Square gets a little more saturated… Word just came down the pike that Taquitoria, the teensy two-year-old taco stand at 168A Ludlow Street, just obtained its beer-wine license from the State Liquor Authority. That means patrons can now – as of today – drink a beverage with their snacks. Community Board 3 […]

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Notes from CB3: Chris Santos Approved for 199 Bowery, Lucky Bee Approved for Broome Street

Last modified July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

If the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting was a concert, last night’s headliner was really the application for Chris Santos and the Tao Group for 199 Bowery. As such, the applicants didn’t appear before the panel until well into the 10pm hour. Nevertheless, it was a mixed bag of approvals and denials, plus plenty […]

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Tao Group Begins Work at Chris Santos’ 199 Bowery Project as More Details Emerge

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

The General is deposed. With EMM Group having fully vacated the premises, 199 Bowery is now in the hands of the Tao Group. And the evidence on the ground is starting to reflect the change in ownership. The conversion is already underway, with demolition teams onsite for the gut renovations. Chris Santos – proprietor of […]

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‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is […]

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