Liquor License

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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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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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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‘La Caverna’ Nightclub Heads to SLA for its Multilevel Expansion on Rivington Street

Posted January 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

When La Caverna first proposed its concept for Rivington Street in 2002, it was presented as an Italian restaurant. In fact, it was a bait-and-switch club that still has some Lower East Side residents are still coping. Now ownership hopes to expand La Caverna with a multilevel experience. Fooled once, yes. Not again. Fifteen years […]

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Chad Marlow Resigns from CB3 After Removal from Committee Chair Position Over Liquor Density Fight

Posted January 22, 2018 at 9:19 am

Newly appointed Community Board 3 chair Alysha Lewis Coleman stepped into controversy last week when she reportedly sacked member Chad Marlow from his post as Transportation committee chair, a seat he’s held for little more than a year and a half. And today he is completely resigning from the advisory board. The major bone of […]

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Epstein’s Bar Returned to Hell Square this Weekend After 2-Year Hiatus

Posted January 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Epstein’s Bar fought for its survival; now its revival is here. The nightspot reopened to the public on Friday night. More than two years after aborting operations at the northeast corner of Stanton and Allen Streets – for neighbors, a welcome relief – the longtime watering hole is finally back on track. The interim period was apparently […]

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SLA Suspends Delilah’s Liquor License After Weekend of Slashings and Fights

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Hey there, Delilah, it’s time to give up the ghost. The controversial, year-old club Delilah is in deep shit. Yesterday afternoon, the State Liquor Authority suspended its liquor license (corporate name Rivington F&B LLC) during its biweekly full board hearing. The decisive action follows on the heels of a multi-agency sting on-premise just last week. […]

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Izakaya Owner Opening New Japanese Restaurant in the Old ‘Soy’ Space on Suffolk Street

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:12 am

Popular Japanese eatery, Soy, departed the Lower East Side last May after fifteen years in business. Their shoebox storefront has since remained a shrine of sorts, bereft of activity. Until now. Another of its ilk seeks to open shop here. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 indicate that a new Japanese restaurant is on […]

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Yopparai Owners to Open ‘Ronin Stones’ at 69 Clinton Street

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the acclaimed Yopparai and Azasu under the collective belt, so to speak, ownership is expanding its area reach to include another. Their newest venture will complete the trifecta, all within a couple blocks. Dubbed Ronin Stones – an apparent homage to the British Invasion band – the Japanese restaurant is to be takeout only, […]

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