The Ridge Hotel Seeks Rooftop Bar on East Houston

Posted on: July 6th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

In a near repeat of last summer, the operators behind the rechristened Ridge Hotel again wish to add nightlife to its onsite offerings.

The Ridge Hotel changed hands in July 2017 for $16.75 million (renamed from Hotel East Houston), and joined the roster of the CS Hospitality Group. Known in part for its properties in Miami Beach, the company hopes to impart a rooftop lounge (“Coco Palm”) and basement club at 151 East Houston Street. Owners Steven Oved, Jack Avid, and Samantha Gladstein are on Monday’s Community Board 3 docket for liquor license consideration.

This isn’t the first time the hotel has gone for some sort of rooftop play. A similar application to CB3 surfaced last August, but was withdrawn last-minute. There was also a push for same back in 2012, likewise futile.

The application calls for a 51-seat rooftop and 31-seat basement setup, with hours of operation through 2am all days. Menu is rather paltry with small finger foods. Cumulatively, these can oftentimes be red flags for the SLA subcommittee when considering recommendations.

The Ridge Hotel debuted as Hotel East Houston at the corner of Eldridge Street eleven years ago.

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