Cafe Select’s Liquor License Expires, Nighttime Service is Temporarily Out of Commission

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 at 5:30 am by
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Cafe Select is in a bit of a quandary, and the neighborhood opposition is likely rejoicing. You see, its coveted liquor license expired at the end of November. A renewal never went through. Ergo, co-owner Oliver Stumm and team are forced to adapt to the conditions on the ground.

We were informed this week that Cafe Select is not opening for dinner or nighttime hours through at least the end of the month. Meaning, you can’t hang out there past 6pm. The eatery will continue to serve booze-less breakfast and lunch, though, according to an employee. Looking inside, there aren’t any liquor bottles or beer cans in sight; or they’re simply obstructed.

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For a brief period, signs in the window of 212 Lafayette Street directed booze-seeking patrons to Stumm’s sister bars in the vicinity – both Rin Tin Tin and the redux version of Happy Ending. There was also a leasing sign. However, all these announcements have since vanished.

Cafe Select is one establishment that has pretty much ruffled feathers since opening over six years ago. Its vibe as hotspot and destination hangout consistently fuel quality-of-life complaints from those in the immediate vicinity. Could this be the beginning of the end…?

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