‘The Grayson’ Principal Partnering with Wyndham Garden Hotel for ‘Wu Room’ Lobby Bars

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 at 5:19 am by
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​It appears that the eyesore of a hotel at 93 Bowery is teaming up with an East Village bar owner for its lobby operations.

Kenneth Caulfield – who opened The Grayson frat bar on First Avenue last year – has been tapped by the Wyndham Garden Hotel on the Bowery. The team will appear before Community Board 3 next Monday for the full liquor license. The Wu Room, as the lobby drinking area is named, is to boast three distinct components.

Hotel lobby – one stand-up bar with five stools is accompanied by five tables. Serving food and beverage until 2am. Menu includes salads, burgers, breakfast entrees, and “steaks/chops.”

Cellar – eleven tables, kitchen operation, but no bar.

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Arcade – this is the outdoor area adjacent to the lobby. This is of most concern to neighbors. Five tables are planned, and a twenty-foot L-shaped bar with as many stools. Serving food and beverage until 12am.

Stroll past 93 Bowery today, and you’ll see that the arcade area is already assembled. Tables, chairs, bar, and even the beer taps are in place.

To assuage any public fears, the application includes an assurance that “we do not anticipate large volume of patrons like a nightclub!”

It’s worth mentioning that CB3 wasn’t too happy with the Wyndham Garden Hotel when it appeared in November for its Rooftop 93 concept. Bone of contention was that the endeavor didn’t function in compliance with its stated method of operation.

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