Bagatelle Managers Seek ‘Highlife’ for the Bowery

Posted on: December 9th, 2019 at 5:08 am by

GupShup owner Jimmy Rizvi isn’t headed to the Bowery, after all. His bid for another Indian restaurant at 245 Bowery failed this fall.

Rizvi’s application for full liquor was heard by Community Board 3 back in September, but was instructed to return as the application was incomplete and further outreach needed. His no-show one month later forced the board to recommend denial.

Now, two managers from hip brunch spot Bagatelle are angling to open in the former home of Cata. With the working name of “Highlife,” Thibaut Castet and Brice Loiacono are proposing a twenty-table French restaurant.

The applicants will appear before the SLA subcommittee of CB3 later tonight for full liquor license.

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