Liquor License

CB3 and Neighbors Unite Against ‘Honey Fitz’ Proposal for Avenue A

Last modified September 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

More than a year later, applicants behind the Honey Fitz proposal are again attempting to infiltrate Avenue A. As before, however, neither the neighbors nor Community Board 3 are interested. The Late Late’s James Morrissey returned to the SLA subcommittee that snubbed his idea in February 2016, and likewise walked away last night empty-handed. There would […]

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CB3 Bristles at ‘Hell Square’ Designation in Controversial Liquor Saturation Panel

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Whenever the subject of liquor licenses in Hell Square is raised, conversations are heated and tempers flare. One need only attend the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for confirmation, or, as it happens, a hearing to discuss bar saturation on the Lower East Side. Such was the case last night during the scheduled panel about “Alcohol […]

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Asian Fusion Comes to Stanton Street with ‘SushuMai’

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

The latest Asian fusion spot on the Lower East Side, SushMai, is now operational at 112 Stanton Street. It opened here earlier this week. SushuMai carries a menu of sushi, dim sum, and noodles. Booze is not yet available, but will be shortly. Its application for beer-wine was fast-tracked this month by Community Board 3 […]

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‘L’Amico’ Backers Propose New Venue for Mysterious Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Last modified July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

Guess those alleged plans for “creative” commercial offices at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – first disclosed last summer – are no longer in the cards. The Community Board 3 agenda for next month’s SLA applicants is revealing enough. It lists 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal) on the docket for hotel license consideration. But that’s […]

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CB3 Puts its Foot Down Over Hell Square Liquor Licenses

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

Sitting seventeen stories up seemed like a strange location for the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, but the meeting at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel seemed appropriate all the same. One theme of the night was that the advisory body is taking a more serious stance on Hell Square license saturation. Let’s dive into some of […]

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‘No Fun’ Principal Eyes Troubled Wassail Cider Bar Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two-year-old Wassail cider bar on Orchard Street has been trying to sell itself for several months. All past attempts to unload the assets proved futile, though, including Allain Allegretti’s pitch to convert it to Frenchie’s Fish Bar. Now, a bar owner from around the corner is interested in taking over. Application materials submitted to Community Board […]

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Le Baron Replacement to Go Before CB3 Next Month

Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:10 am

The survivors of Le Baron, still holding onto hope of a successor establishment on Mulberry Street, are headed back to the community board level for further consideration. Principals of MJK Foods LLC had tried to score a full liquor license by going straight to the State Liquor Authority, but were apparently stonewalled. Indeed, MJK Foods now appears […]

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‘Taqueria Diana’ Plants a Flag on Clinton Street, but there Won’t be Margaritas

Posted May 31, 2017 at 5:14 am

Taqueria Diana officially marked its territory at 69 Clinton Street this week. Half the storefront marquee pimps painted lettering and a branded red canopy. However, when this new Lower East Side location debuts (the inside is still a mess, so not anytime soon), it’ll do so without (tequila-based) margaritas. The proprietors, whose proposal for full liquor […]

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‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ Vietnamese Spot Posts up at Former Calexico on Rivington Street

Posted May 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

The recent tale of 153 Rivington Street begins with Australian fare, morphs to sit-down Mexican cuisine, and now to Vietnamese stylings. After two years, and a flood of real estate listings later, the space previously occupied by Calexico (and Bondi Road) is finally filled. Remember that this is a Steve Croman-owned property, so there was […]

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Rumor: ‘Mini Rex’ Dry Karaoke Concept Banking on CB3 for Re-vote at Tonight’s Meeting

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

For Mini Rex, the struggle to establish a “dry karaoke” bar on Ludlow Street continues. Despite defeat. You’ll recall that the concept, co-founded by Edouard Gave and Karin Elgai, includes conjoined venues that would include separate entrances for sober and drinking patrons. Different wrist stamps for each side, but booze could be consumed in all the […]

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