Sixth Ward on Orchard Street Auctions its Remains Today
Posted on: June 4th, 2015 at 11:30 am by Elie
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It was an unprecedented move for the State Liquor Authority, but the governing body ultimately ruled against the Sixth Ward, and terminated its liquor license. The longtime quality-of-life offender on upper Orchard Street shuttered shortly after the ruling was levied at the end of April (but blamed a faulty boiler). Drawn shades now obstruct the interior.
Meanwhile, the bar’s remnants will be auctioned off this afternoon (2:30 pm) to the highest bidders. Michael Amodeo & Co. is presiding over the liquidation sale at 191 Orchard.
Here is a sampling of what’s available:
Garland 6 Burner Stove with 2 Ovens
Grill & Convection Oven
Garland 6 Burner Stove w Salamander
2 Pitco Deep fryers,
2 Hoshizaki 800lb Ice Machines,
6×6 Low Ceiling Walkin Refrigerator
50 Wood Bar Stools,
20 Hi Top Tables
25Ft Bar & Back Bar
100 Hi End Outdoor Chairs (from that illegal backyard)
10 Flat Screen TVs
Bose Sound System
The Sixth Ward was a bait-and-switch operation from the get-go, having originally scored a liquor license in 2007 based on the premise it would become a vegetarian restaurant. Most of the focus during the campaign had been trained on the illegal backyard, a glass enclosure that blocked the one egress (later removed), and lack of both a valid Certificate of Occupancy and Public Assembly permit. Maximum assembly in the establishment (including yard, if permitted) was only 74, but exceeded that number on a regular basis.
The Sixth Ward had been under intense scrutiny for its illegal operation for more than nine months. In the end, it was a grassroots full-court press organized and coordinated almost entirely by the controversial LES Dwellers, which researched and reported the myriad problems to both the SLA and DOB.
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