Hair of the Dog Update; Sidewalk License Sought

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The biggest news from the former Cafe Charbon space in recent weeks was the dismantling of the scaffolding related to ongoing renovations. Now in full view, we see that the upper brickwork was subsequently replaced, and thus far, some of the former signage remains intact. As for the interior, progress is closely guarded behind lock and key. Bask in the relative silence, however, as this one-story cornershop will further entrench the frat element into the fabric of the Lower East Side.

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Indeed, as we’ve been following these last six months, 170 Orchard Street will soon sprout Hair of the Dog. Come Monday evening, the owner of frat-tastic NYC Best Bars (Down the Hatch, Off the Wagon, 13th Step) will appear before Community Board 3 to secure an unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit. Documents delivered show an application for 15 tables with 30 total chairs.

But some in the neighborhood are simply not pleased with a rowdy establishment spilling into the streets, despite the predecessor having possessed one. CB writes us:

Re: the old Cafe Charbon which is now to be a frat hell.  Can you imagine it spilling onto the sidewalks? Yikes.

Meanwhile, the bar itself will have 18 tables, 69 chairs, and 26 bar stools.  Hours of operation are Sunday through Monday, 11:30 am to 4 am.  Oh boy…

How do you feel about the return of sidewalk hangin’ here?

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