‘Patience and Fortitude’ Might Replace the Local 269 on East Houston
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Ladies and gentleman, we have another doe-eyed applicant for the long-vacant Local 269 on East Houston Street.
Since closing in 2012, this corner dive had previously attracted several entrepreneurs who wished to do the same, yet all of whom struck out. Beatrice Inn vet Matt Abramcyk was approved for a venture here, but nothing came of it; Eugene Fernandez of the Apocalypse Lounge was a no-show to CB3 meetings; last August, something called “Lower East Side NY Bistro Corp” found its way onto the docket, though nothing materialized; Lovecraft met the same fate in the fall.
This morning, we can report that an establishment dubbed “Patience and Fortitude” is now making a go. Seriously? That name plays well for this address, for sure.
Anyway, principal Jose Gonzalez seeks full liquor, but doesn’t seem to include the live performance component as part of the application. He’s looking for 4am closing times all days.