Former PKNY Bartender is Bringing ‘Suffolk Arms’ to 269 East Houston This Fall

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 at 6:02 am by
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Where Meow Mix, Vasmay Lounge, and the Local 269 once ruled, another bar hopes to make a dent. Enter Suffolk Arms, the new project by Guiseppe Gonzalez, former bartender of many Lower East Side bars (PKNY, Golden Cadillac).

Suffolk Arms will boast an “English pub exterior” with a distinct “New York feel inside.” Whatever that means.

Anyway, workers have been cleaning up 269 East Houston for the better part of summer, with an expected September opening. But there’s no way. The interior remains a wasteland, and the newcomer has yet to appear before Community Board 3 or the State Liquor Authority for a proper OP license.

Permits were just filed with the DOB last week to begin buildout…

Meanwhile, 269 East Houston has been eyed by the masses in recent years. The last applicant to try for the space was Matthew Rush of Subject just around the corner. That application was withdrawn in April, and not heard since. We’ve confirmed with Rush that he’s no longer involved with the corner venue.

We should also mention that the corner building itself has spent two years on the open market. But its value increased $3.5 million to the current asking price of $13 million.

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