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Bonchon Chicken Owner to Open ‘Noree Thai Bazaar’ on Grand Street

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

The owner of several popular Korean-style restaurants downtown is now eyeing Chinatown Grand Street for a new project. Andy Lau, co-owner of both Karaoke grill Gunbae (“cheers” in Korean) and Bonchon Chicken, is on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license at 274 Grand Street. The proposal is a bit […]

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‘Randall’s Barbecue’ Gears up for Springtime Debut on Grand Street

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:05 am

The Seward Park environs will soon welcome its first barbecue joint. Randall’s Barbecue is on the precipice of opening a new restaurant in the Grand Street retail strip. The first semblance of its arrival now sits in the windows as teaser signage. Get ready, folks, for more congestion at the corner of Grand and Essex Streets. […]

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This Dapper ‘Dogman’ is Headed for Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dog

Last modified January 31, 2018 at 7:17 am

It’s the year of the Dog…man. In honor of the Chinese New Year, the Chinatown Partnership has commissioned artists Gillie and Marc to create a half canine, half human sculpture to commemorate the Year of the Dog. In Chinese tradition, when a dog enters a home it symbolizes the coming of good luck. The aptly […]

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SLA Denies ‘La Caverna’ Expansion on Rivington Street, Saying it would ‘Disrupt the Neighborhood’

Posted January 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

La Caverna will not be expanding its operations into the upper levels of 122 Rivington Street. Indeed, the State Liquor Authority last week denied the applicants in the months-long application to alter their liquor license, noting that the proposed iteration would be “too big” and would “disrupt the entire area.” Fifteen years after its debut […]

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Cheeky Sandwiches is Opening a New ‘Burrito Shop’ on Allen Street

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:10 am

Eight years after unleashing Cheeky Sandwiches on Orchard Street, owner Din Yates is planning a new venture. A Mexican-leaning joint just around the corner on Allen Street. Yates submitted his liquor license application to Community Board 3 for consideration next month. Listed on the questionnaire for 36 Allen Street is a concept description of “Burrito […]

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Mixologist Albert Trummer Eyes Grand Street Basement for ‘The Atelier’ Cocktail Lounge

Last modified January 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Notable Austrian mixologist Albert Trummer – notorious for Apotheke’s bar-top pyro stunts before his arrest in 2010 – is heading south of Delancey Street for his latest venture. Down to the basement. One year after teaming up with the Hotel on Rivington for the S’zen Cocktail Lounge, the trendy bar man is looking to impart The […]

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You Can Now Watch CB3 Meetings on YouTube

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:10 am

Community Board 3 is notorious for its neverending marathon meetings. Certainly not for the faint of heart. But soon you’ll be able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of your couch, with beverage (or joint) securely in hand. The proceedings are now televised. That’s right, live and archived webcasts of monthly full board meetings […]

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Bareburger Moving its East Village Location to Hell Square

Last modified January 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

Looks like Bareburger is headed for the Lower East Side. Hell Square, more precisely. The local burger chain has sights on 173 Orchard Street, the former home of the departedA Casa Fox. Bareburger appears on the February SLA docket for Community Board 3, and is applying for beer-wine license contrary to what’s listed on the […]

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Why Doesn’t CB3 Want to Talk About the Comprehensive Alcohol Outlet Density Resolution?

Posted January 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

For a community board whose district is overrun with liquor licenses and quality-of-life fallout, it’s somewhat striking why its leaders wouldn’t stand behind a draft resolution that attacks the issue head-on. Nevertheless, that appears to be the state of affairs at Community Board 3; same old, same, old. At stake is a resolution that the […]

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‘Spitzer’s Corner’ Closes for Renovations

Posted January 23, 2018 at 5:05 am

For the first time in a long time, the southeast corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets is relatively quiet. Ten-year-old Spitzer’s Corner closed this week for a slight makeover. Signs announcing the onsite renovations appear in the doorway of the establishment. This is an expected development. As previously reported, hated Hell Square operator Rob Shamlian is […]

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