Schaller & Weber Planning New Restaurant on Cleveland Place
Schaller & Weber, the butcher-cum-eatery founded on the Upper East Side in 1937 by namesakes Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, hopes to impart a new bar-restaurant entity on Cleveland Place in Little Italy.
Principal and third-generation owner of the original, Jeremy Schaller, is on the Community Board 2 docket this evening to apply for a full liquor license at 23 Cleveland Place. According to application paperwork, the plan is “family butchers for neighborhood with small bar and garden for drinking and dining.”
The proposed Schaller establishment would be the second downtown locale for the business behind a stall at the Market Line a few blocks east.
Schaller was not immediately available for comment on this new thirty-table spot.
However, this might all be another case of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, so to speak. As previously reported, the owner of 23-25 Cleveland Place (Kenmare Square LLC) still aims to alter the Special Little Italy District zoning in order to develop an ambitious eight-story office building.
The new development, if approved by the city, is a joint venture with Terreform One that will boast retail and office space, yet also “aims to be ecologically generous, weaving butterfly conservation strategies into its design through the integration of monarch habitat in its facades, roof, and atrium.”