Liquor License


Report: Contra Guys Angling to Open Another Spot at 94 Allen Street

Posted April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The long-running Swan Tile and Cabinet closed two years ago. Hard to believe that such a prime through-block storefront has been sitting vacant for so long. That could change real quick, though. A new applicant is angling to open a tapas joint here, and he’s reportedly teaming up with a popular spot on Orchard. We are […]

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Epstein’s Bar Wants to Add 2 More Floors (and Bars)

Last modified April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

This year, Epstein’s Bar celebrates a decade on the Lower East Side. It first opened at 82 Stanton Street in 2004, and was reportedly named for the Juan Epstein character in Welcome Back, Kotter. So, now at ten, the owners have decided to expand upward. Two additional floors (and bars). According to public application materials, […]

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Final night of Max Fish, July 2013

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Leave Max Fish in the Past

Last modified April 4, 2014 at 11:28 am

Max Fish is dead. The blogs, the press, the Lower East Side death watchers stamped the time of death at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2013. The night of its final demise, Max Fish was filled to the rafters with revelers who came to pay their last respects. And across the city­­, and even in parts […]

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‘Subject LES’ Principal Rolling the Dice at 269 East Houston

Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

The owner of Subject LES on Suffolk Street is preparing to expand his nightlife holdings around the corner from the current digs. But technically housed in the same building. Proprietor Matthew Rush is presently applying for a full liquor license at the embattled 269 East Houston Street, which has been unsuccessful in attracting anyone since the […]

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Death & Co. Principals Planning Cocktail Bar for 151 Rivington

Posted March 31, 2014 at 5:42 am

Having just opened Nitecap beneath Schapiro’s, Death & Company brass David Kaplan and Alex Day are now gunning to open another sub-level cocktail bar just down the block at 151 Rivington Street. And they’re apparently bringing along some additional nightlife muscle. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal that Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman […]

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1 Ludlow St.

Notes from CB3: Cochinita Dos Denied Full Liquor, Bikinis Denied Expansion

Last modified March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

This month’s SLA agenda for Community Board 3 was rather light on the “big ticket” applicants. But last night’s subcommittee meeting was not without its drama. Herewith, a brief breakdown of the action. Gaia Lounge, 103 East 2nd Street This is the hookah bar that relocated from Temple of Ankh on Clinton Street, an establishment […]

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Cochinita Dos to Open Lower East Side Outpost at 49 Canal

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

The easternmost sliver of Canal Street is truly starting to pop. While the Jarmulowsky Bank awaits its glorious return as an upscale Ace-managed hotel, its surroundings continue to follow suit. Catty corner to the iconic structure, a new Mexican joint is planned. One with ties to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. 49 Canal Street, formerly Overseas Taste, […]

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Rouge Wine Bar Closes After SLA Denies Wine License

Last modified February 18, 2014 at 7:31 am

It’s kinda tough to survive as a wine bar when your namesake beverage has been outlawed by the State Liquor Authority. Such is the quandary which befell Rouge Wine Bar, and the likely reason for its failure. The establishment shuttered on Sunday evening after barely two months serving at 94 Rivington Street. Brown paper was placed […]

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Lil Charlie’s Ends Its Illegal Basement Operation at Ken & Cook on Kenmare Street

Posted January 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Caught red-handed, Ken & Cook at 19 Kenmare Street ultimately nixed its illegal basement club, Lil Charlie’s. New Year’s Eve was its last party on premise. Eater had the scoop last week, and reported that the ground-level restaurant will simply expand its operation into the dungeon instead. This will allow for bigger dinner parties and […]

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New CB3 Resource: Master List of Block Associations

Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Community Board 3 is taking one more step toward transparency with the introduction of a new “community groups” section on its website. The new page reveals the pertinent block/tenant associations within the district, and is a great resource for residents to see who the area advocates are. The advisory board requires all liquor license applicants […]

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