Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Lays out Plans for its Nightlife

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

More than five years into remodeling, the new Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel is entering the phase of community outreach for the requisite onsite liquor licenses at 9 Orchard Street. To that end, developer DLJ Partners engaged with neighbors at a meeting of the SPaCE Block Association last week.

In short, DLJ Partners is seemingly on a charm offensive, offering worksite tours, professing their “love” for the neighborhood, and in a quiet way, importing the popular Cactus Shop to their vacant lot around the corner on Essex Street.

Upon completion, the forthcoming boutique hotel will boast roughly 116 rooms, plus at least a half-dozen proposed venues, from bars and lounges, to restaurants and “event spaces.” Enough overall occupancy to potentially overwhelm this small block of Orchard Street between Canal and Division.

To help attain these goals, the hotel team is already applying for a “special permit to modify height and setback requirements” for the landmarked building. This proposed modification allows construction of a new roof deck with staircase access to the iconic cupola recreation. DLJ hopes to expand the allowable occupancy on the roof while also installing a viewing platform (i.e. lookout) accessible by both spiral stair and chair lift.

Below are the proposed licensed spaces:

Sub-cellar: sit-down bar with 28 seats, 4am closure
Lounge/Entrance: 44 seats, 4am closure
Interior restaurant: 76 seats, 2am closure
Bar/“Public Space”: 62 seats, 4am closure
Outdoor Seating: 24 seats, 10pm closure (DLJ wanted 12pm)

Event spaces
Rooftop outdoor area: 230 standing, 12am closure
Interior roof: 40 seats, 4am closure
2nd floor: large room, 155 standing, 4am closure
2nd floor: small room, 61 seats 4am closure

DLJ Partners was on the Community Board 3 docket this month for consideration, but backed out for this additional outreach. It’s the second tine in under a year that the firm seeks approval, behind last summer when Sixth Avenue Restaurant Management LLC was briefly on the agenda (the same corporate shell involved with the L’Amico in the Eventi hotel).

The developers are expected to return to CB3 in October.

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