Liquor License


Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Max and Eli Sussman Balk on ‘Samesa’ at 121 Orchard Street, Jean-Luc Richard Opening Gallery Instead

Posted September 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

Word dropped over a year-and-a-half ago that longtime housing goods store Sheherazade was moving from 121 Orchard Street. Sales were advertised and leasing signs installed. Its self-stated expiration had been June 2014, but the business forged ahead, presumably month-to-month, until a month ago. And like that, its ten-year tenure is now concluded. For a hot minute in […]

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‘Stanton Square’ Bar/Internet Cafe Set to Debut at 112-114 Stanton Street

Posted September 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

One local dentist is determined to fill the cavity of Hell Square with another nightlife establishment. That’s no joke. The marked stores of 112-114 Stanton Street will soon birth “Stanton Square.” Dr. Chun Yuk Lee, who works at New York Smiles Dental on Grand Street, scooped up both tenement buildings last year. Capitalizing on the […]

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Notes from CB3: Arlene’s Grocery Renewed, Damion Luaiye Approved

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 met last night for the second time in as many weeks. A scheduling choice that left little time for recuperation. Nevertheless, applicants, board members, and media stocked the chairs for another night of dueling. The meeting itself was a bit more subdued than most, but still an all-night […]

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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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