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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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On LES Nightlife: Babysitting the Privileged Kids of Middle America

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:09 am

Author Maria Muentes penned an interesting article for The Indypendent, in which she rails against the wave of high-heeled droves (aka Woo girls) that are categorically ruining the Lower East Side. She argues that “we are now stuck babysitting the privileged children of Middle America as they wade in their own puke and stupidity.” Below […]

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A Local Dentist Wants to Open ‘Nuevo’ Latin Restaurant at 112 Stanton Street

Posted June 3, 2014 at 6:13 am

Belraf Fabrics relocated from 112 Stanton Street about five years ago, and now resides around the corner at 159 Orchard Street. Since the move, the ground level store has remained a vacancy. Now the building owner, a local certifiied dentist no less, wants to bring in a new Latin restaurant. Landlord Chun Yuk Lee, a […]

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Epstein’s Bar Back on the Agenda to Add 2 More Levels of ‘Bro’

Posted May 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Locals know to avoid Epstein’s Bar at all costs on the weekends. The above photo, snatched from Instagram, shows why. It’s basically a bro party on the sidewalk. And now they want a larger footprint within the building. As we previously reported, Epstein’s seeks to expand its square-footage by annexing the two commercial floors up above. […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Mars Bar, Denies EMM Group and The Derby

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

The monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3 transpired last night. As is the case every month, the evening went on forever. Eight agenda items were ogled over for five hours, and then we left. That could be a record, but we’re too tired to actually verify. Meanwhile, here are some notes about the […]

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Zu Zu Lounge Hookah Bar Vying for 279 East Houston

Posted May 7, 2014 at 6:09 am

Grab the nargila and sheesha, as a new hookah bar is currently under consideration for 279 East Houston Street. The address, previously home to the boutique A Little Wicked, might get wet if the proverbial planets align. Ownership behind the poorly-rated Scarab Hookah Lounge in the East Village wants something similar at 279 East Houston. […]

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