Comfort Diner & New Spanish Restaurant in Shalom Chai Space Seek Liquor Licenses
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For decades, the low-rise strip of commercial retail on Grand Street has been relatively dry. Not much in the way of liquored-up nightlife, that is. Well, two Seward Park Co-op storefront properties within this stretch are now looking to obtain full liquor licenses. Both were part of the Kosher alliance of restaurants that broke up within the last year.
The first is pretty obvious. Comfort Diner at 399 Grand, the establishment replacing Noah’s Ark Deli, seeks a full OP. Its application to Community Board 3 arrives a few weeks from its schedule Labor Day launch.
The former Shalom Chai pizzeria at 359 Grand is the second contender. We do have some limited information on the replacement, at the moment. According to documents submitted to Community Board 3, a 12-table Spanish restaurant with the corporate name of Bonhomie LLC is angling to open here. The application is for a full liquor license, including the ability to use the backyard space. Occupancy is 74.
Until now, La Flaca was pretty much the only bar with full liquor in the immediate vicinity. Looks like times will change.
Essex Crossing, here we go…