Liquor License

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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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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