Rob Shamlian Looking to Sell Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to Owner of Mezetto
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It appears controversial nightlife figure Rob Shamlian is on a divestment track from the Lower East Side. Two of his bigger moneymakers – Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington) and Los Feliz (109 Ludlow) – might soon change hands. Documents delivered to Community Board 3 this month seem to indicate an imminent sale of assets. Word on the street is that Shamlian is reportedly on unstable financial ground, and this might be the way to get back into the black.
If all goes according to plan, both these Hell Square heavyweights will play into the hands of nearby newcomer, Mezetto (205 Allen). Its principal Alon Moskovitch is currently listed as the money man for these acquisitions, and already has corporate entities for each – Spitzers 2015 LLC and Los Feliz 2015 LLC. This proposed ownership shakeup is presumably considered a “substantial corporate change” by the State Liquor Authority (i.e. an 80% change in officers/directors), and as such, requires the issuance of a new liquor license. The only lingering question is whether Shamlian will retain a minority stake afterward.
Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz appear on the SLA subcommittee agenda later this month.