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

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 at 9:20 am by
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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 told that relative unknown Thomas Martin is partnering with Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske of critics’ favorite Contra. Of course, this arrangement wasn’t noted in the paperwork provided to Community Board 3 ahead of tonight’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Said documents reveal a menu of meats and seafood, and a desire for full liquor. 94 Allen Street was not previously licensed.

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Readers noted that Mr. Martin was out collecting signatures in the general vicinity yesterday afternoon.

Postscript: Video game nerds might already assume Contra was involved based on the application materials submitted. The working identity provided is “Gryzor,” which was the name given to the 1987 “Contra” arcade game in the European markets.

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