[Updated] Mason Dixon Closing, Soul Food Coming Soon?

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 at 6:09 am by

To all the urban cowpokes in the neighborhood, it’s last call at Mason Dixon, so time to pack up those saddles and grab one for the road. Seriously, the Lower East Side honky-tonk helmed by nightlife purveyor Rob Shamlian is about to go belly up. That means no more late-night encounters with the mechanical bull.

UPDATE: Eater brings word that these rumors are untrue.  Rob Shamlian is not sure “how they ended up on the docket or who these people at the Essex Market are.”  He thinks a third party must have contacted the community board.

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About ten days ago, clipboard apostles stationed themselves outside the Essex Street Market to gather local support for the replacement venture at 133 Essex ahead of an appearance at next month’s Community Board 3 SLA meeting. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant plans to offer a varied selection of comfort food – sandwiches, burgers, Korean tacos – in a “relaxed” environment. But they’re still after the coveted full liquor license, as evidenced by their current application for a transfer. We were also told that the concept is to offer late night food to revelers, but that there won’t be any DJ-type parties.

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The unofficial word on the street is that Mason Dixon is already preparing to pass the torch, as it were. Guess we’ll have to wait for the CB3 meeting for more…Stay tuned!

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