Potential Fat Baby Replacement Evicted Before Ever Opening
The Fat Baby space is again up for grabs.
Eviction papers were taped to the door last week, indicating that the latest proposal for the Suave Bar and Restaurant is dead in the water.
Suave was the third suitor in the last year for 112 Rivington Street. Principal Erinson Salce (of Sahara East on First Avenue) had submitted an application to Community Board 3 for a three-level nightclub with Spanish menu. His appearance last September devolved into a shitshow with the applicant ultimately withdrawing in the face of massive local opposition.
The legal claim also seems to imply that Salce signed a lease before the liquor license process completed.
The commercial unit that previously hosted Fat Baby at 112 Rivington Street has been vacant since Rob Shamlian cut and ran in 2017. A steady stream of real estate listings ensued, pimping the space for as much as $23,000 per month.