‘Vote for Pedro’ is a Mexican Eatery Vying for 17 Essex Street

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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Contain your liger’s excitement, for a thin slice of Napoleon Dynamite is headed to Seward Park. Translation = another restaurant is angling to open in this once-storied district of Judaica.

Just a few doors north of the forthcoming Salvadoran restaurant Cabalito, a Mexican restaurant is currently in the infant stage of development. Working title of the establishment is Vote for Pedro, an allusion to the t-shirt worn by the namesake character in the 2004 cult classic. The applicant – an unknown in these parts – is targeting the below-grade commercial unit at 17 Essex Street, which previously operated as an artist studio. They will try to somehow squeeze five tables and sixteen seats into that space.

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Additional pertinents include 4am closing times all days, four television screens, and background music. 17 Essex is currently an unlicensed address. At the moment there are twelve full OPs within 500 feet. Community Board 3 is gonna have a field day with this at the SLA subcommittee meeting later this month.

Seward Park saturation is well on its way…

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