Contra/Wildair Team to Join the ‘Market Line’ Roster at Essex Crossing

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Photo: The Market Line

That Hell Square liquor store from the Contra/Wildair guys is dead in the water. But it appears they might be headed to Essex Crossing.

In August 2017, we broke news that principals Fabian Von Hause and Jeremiah Stone were planning a “wine-focused” liquor store that would include Wildair beverage director Jorge Riera at the helm. The venture, proposed under the corporate moniker Cubmare LLC, failed to launch and the team later joined Anthony Mangieri to create Una Pizza Napoletana up the block.

Now the “Cubmare” shell name is back in the Community Board 3 agenda for June. “Cubmare Bar LLC,” as it’s called, appears on the docket for 115 Delancey Street, otherwise known as Site 2 of Essex Crossing. A beer-wine license is sought.

Sign on Delancey, Feb. 2018

We’ve confirmed with a spokesperson from Essex Crossing that this Cubmare Bar LLC project is part of the 150,000 square-foot Market Line. (The market is poised to become the city’s largest upon opening.) This news follows a recent string of similar announcements that Veselka, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Cafe Grumpy, and others will likewise join the fold.

Below are the other Market Line participants confirmed to date:

Ends Meat
Essex Pearl
Kuro-Obi by Ippudo New York
Pilot Kombucha
Schaller & Weber
Tortillería Nixtamal

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