Antler Wine Bar Eyeing Old Sweet & Lowdown Space on Allen
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Gramercy gave the thumbs down, so now they’re trying a hand in the Lower East Side.
Over the summer, Community Board 6 roundly denied the license application by James Hendrick and Scott Garry for their wine bar concept at 274 Third Avenue. The block association up there had many issues with the applicants, and was able to rally the residents in opposition. And now it seems like a similar venture dubbed Antler is headed for 123 Allen Street.
This sub-level store previously operated as Sweet & Lowdown, which closed in 2009 after one year in business. In 2011, we were informed that sommelier Andre Mack was allegedly involved in a new wine bar venture at this same address. But those plans never came to pass. Now messrs Hendrick and Garry would like to obtain a wine-and-beer license for their small five-table endeavor. Closing time for Antler is proposed at 2am nightly, and with no live music. They’ll go before the SLA subcommittee on Monday night with the rest of ’em.
James Hendrick also has a hand in Bull’s Head Tavern and Tap Room No. 307, both in the Gramercy neighborhood.