Liquor License

Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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‘Sour Mouse’ Bar and Game Room Coming to Delancey Street

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

At the bottom of this Rainbow, not a pot of gold but a new rec room. Beneath the Delancey Street discount retailer, Rainbow, the proprietor of Black Cat LES is angling to open a hangout with plenty of bar sports. Keeping with the animal theme, Aaron Ho and Edward Wong will impart Sour Mouse, a […]

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After 2 Decades, ‘Joe’s Shanghai’ in Chinatown will Relocate to the Bowery

Posted June 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly a quarter-century after its Chinatown debut, Joe’s Shanghai is moving on up. Moving on up to the Bowery. The Shanghainese restaurant appeared on the June agenda of liquor license applicants to appear before Community Board 3. Ownership hopes to secure wine-beer privileges for 46 Bowery, yet we’ve since confirmed that the goal is not […]

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Paint ‘N Pour Scouts Delancey Street for New Studio

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The paint-and-drink concept initially planned for the Fat Baby space is now gunning for a different spot on Delancey Street. Paint ‘N Pour, one of many companies that lure customers by pairing paint classes with drinking, is currently headquartered in Harlem. Its owner, Tinesha Sharpe, previously met defeat at the hand of Community Board 3 […]

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Longtime Nightlife Promoter Eyes Vacated ‘Stanton Social’ Space for New Lounge [Updated]

Last modified May 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Stanton Social is not five months in the grave, and we already have a preview of the next chapter. The collective ownership of the liquor license – twenty-four individuals, in fact – are divesting with a corporate change. Two new principles are instead taking the reins at 99 Stanton Street, effectively creating a new business. […]

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Hell Square in ‘New Territories’ with Pitch for Spiked Ice Cream

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

In Hell Square, even the ice cream needs liquor. More. More. More. New Territories, the two-year-old Orchard Street ice cream shop, now seeks a full liquor license. Presumably for some kind of alcoholic frozen treats. This is – forgive the pun – somewhat new territory. The State Liquor Authority issued a declaratory ruling in January […]

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With ‘Sunita’ Squeezed out, La Contenta Looks to Expand on Norfolk Street

Posted April 2, 2019 at 5:04 am

When Sunita Bar faded from Norfolk Street a few weeks ago, word on the street was that La Contenta was to annex the commercial space. And that’s exactly what’s happening. The news is confirmed this week by a liquor license application submitted to Community Board 3 ahead of the April session. This new extension is […]

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A Decade Later, Allen Street Hotel Finally has Something to Show for Itself

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not the crust in your eyes – the Allen Street Hotel is indeed showing itself. The mechanical system of bars and netting recently came down to reveal the glassy new facade. At first glance, The Allen, as it’s now named, appears to resemble the Pomeranc-designed Sixty (formerly, Thompson LES) just up the block. As […]

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‘Dizzy’s’ Reactivates Long-Dormant Allen Street Space Last Held by Rayuela

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Now nearly four years buried, the former home of Rayuela may finally see a permanent tenant. Ever since the Spanish tapas restaurant shuttered in mid-2015, the unique space at 165 Allen Street has been rather dormant. Hosting only the occasional pop-up or private event. Now, one Alexandria Alcala is looking to impart an establishment called […]

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Dudley’s Plans Expansion into Broome Street Gallery Space

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dudley’s currently seeks an alteration to its liquor license that would permit an expansion of the premises. The seven-year-old Australian-style cafe, which previously pushed into the old Guss’ Pickles spot, is now eyeing the former gallery at its backside. This annex, if approved, would give Dudley’s control of the entire corner of Orchard and Broome […]

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