New Wine Bar Takes Shape at Pike and Division
The Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose a wine bar tenant to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 Division). The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to a “wet” use. (Lost office space was relocated across the street to 2 Allen.) Plywood shed was removed several months ago, and awaited its inevitable occupancy.
The proposed wine bar is by Hui Quan, who apparently owns a computer business in the vicinity. It’ll boast thirty seats and double as a cafe during daytime hours. Scope out the inside, as the room is really starting to take shape.
The TBD wine bar is on a fast-track approval for beer-wine license, pre-approved by Community Board 3 due to its acceptance of baseline stipulations.
With this forthcoming addition, the easternmost block of Division Street is now its own nightlife destination. The Forgtmenot family runs two establishments (with Sherman’s on the way), Bacarro is in the mix, and some sort of bar/cafe may or may not ever open at the three-pointed corner of Ludlow.