167 Orchard Street

SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Rob Shamlian’s Liquor License at The Derby

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

Barely a fortnight after Rob Shamlian’s Derby debuted in Hell Square, the State Liquor Authority is wielding the hammer. The agency just initiated proceedings to revoke and/or cancel his liquor license at 167 Orchard Street. Shamlian had until yesterday to submit his plea to the state. The case will likely go before the full board […]

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Rob Shamlian’s ‘The Derby’ Opened on Orchard Street This Weekend, Replacing Tiny Fork

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

  Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian debuted The Derby in Hell Square at the end of last week, as expected. The corner nightspot had been under a quick renovation regimen since closing earlier this month; the floor was ripped up and overall decor updated. By Saturday afternoon, the place was its usual noisy self, thanks […]

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Rob Shamlian Opens ‘The Cellar’ at Tiny Fork Despite SLA Denial

Posted November 27, 2013 at 5:48 am

Controversial operator Rob Shamlian continues to defy the Lower East Side community in which he’s so financially entrenched. Despite an emphatic denial by the State Liquor Authority, the basement space at his latest Hell Square venture, Tiny Fork, is officially operational. It’s called The Cellar (how clever), yet no liquor license exists to serve down […]

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Breaking: Tiny Fork Denied License for Basement Bar

Last modified October 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The full board of the State Liquor Authority just convened and dropped the hammer on Rob Shamlian and Tiny Fork. At issue, as before, is the basement club, an alteration which Community Board 3 denied back in April due to overwhelming neighborhood opposition (i.e. 96 signatures) and a lack of outreach from principals Rob Shamlian […]

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Tiny Fork Debuts New Light-Filled Facade

Posted August 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Tiny Fork just added an additional glitz factor to its facade. A touch of neon and bubble lighting. The gaudy new wraparound signage was installed piecemeal over the last month, and will soon flood the sidewalk. A cocktail glass is suspended between the “Tiny” and “Fork,” where the corner masonry meets. It’s flanked on either […]

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Tiny Fork Debuts at 167 Orchard Street

Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

Tiny Fork is now open at 167 Orchard Street (aka 87 Stanton). Total time from conception to completion was well over two years.

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CB3 Denies Rob Shamlian Basement Liquor for Tiny Fork

Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:20 am

Last night, Community Board 3 denied an application by Rob Shamlian for another liquor license at his forthcoming Tiny Fork space on Orchard Street.

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KATSU Bullies Mark Zuckerberg in Wheat-Paste Campaign

Posted April 3, 2013 at 6:44 am

The graffiti vandal plastered these comical wheat-paste bills across the plywood of Tiny Fork on Orchard Street.

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