Peter Poulakakos

From the Ashes of Bacchanal, ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ Readies Opening on the Bowery

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

Turns out the new boss is the same as the old boss. When the Esther & Carol Bistro opens on the Bowery, it’ll carry the fingerprints of failed predecessor Bacchanal. First, some context. You’ll recall that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar (and basement club) in December 2015 after less than […]

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Bacchanal Aborts Bowery Business After Less Than Two Years

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

That’s it, folks. Bacchanal on the Bowery is done for. After all the pay-to-play press, inflated hype, and local opposition, it appears that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar. 146 Bowery is now quiet, its windows sheathed in butcher paper; moreover, the business line goes unanswered and social media presence […]

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Peter Poulakakos Opening ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery Next Week

Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:06 am

Its disheveled appearance to the contrary, Bacchanal is actually slated to open next week at 146 Bowery. Peter Poulakakos and his partner Dave Oz will probably lift the plywood veil on its “casual fine dining restaurant” on May 20 (tentatively), according to the Village Voice. (Isn’t “casual fine dining” an oxymoron?) The team enlisted Scott Bryan […]

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Peter Poulakakos Christens ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery

Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

Having cleared the State Liquor Authority this month, Peter Poulakakos and partner Dave Oz are ramping up press for their new establishment at 146 Bowery (corner of Broome Street) in the dying lighting district. Known as Bacchanal, the 150-seat venture is considered “a white-tablecloth restaurant without the tablecloths.” Poulakakos hired Veritas vet Scott Bryan to cobble together […]

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SLA Changes Its Mind, Awards Liquor License to Peter Poulakakos at 146 Bowery

Posted March 7, 2014 at 5:11 am

Ever since last October, when the State Liquor Authority denied Peter Poulakakos (Dead Rabbit Tavern) a full liquor license to operate at 146 Bowery, the corner store has been stagnating behind rotten, tattered plywood. But the fight never actually ended. Behind the scenes, wheels were in motion to ensure that their 150-seat restaurant vision would materialize […]

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SLA Denies Peter Poulakakos License for 146 Bowery

Posted August 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

Looks like the Bowery still has some fight left in her. Peter Poulakakos’ play for 146 Bowery is finished. We are told that the full board of the State Liquor Authority decided yesterday not to approve his application for a full liquor license. Apparently the proceedings transpired for nearly two hours. In the end, the […]

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SLA to Decide Today on Peter Poulakakos’ Nightlife Venture at 146 Bowery

Posted August 13, 2013 at 6:10 am

As earlier reported, the full board of the State Liquor Authority will drop the proverbial gavel regarding OP-1268378 later today. That’s the proposal for the new nightlife venture at 146 Bowery by the hand of Peter Poulakakos. And the neighbors aren’t too happy with the intrusion, especially given the high nightlife saturation of that block […]

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Neighbors Rally Against Peter Poulakakos’ Nightlife Venture at 146 Bowery

Last modified July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The former Lite Elite at the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome is the latest battlefield between NIMBY and nightlife.

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Peter Poulakakos Takes the Fight to SLA for 146 Bowery

Posted February 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

Past attempts to create a drinking establishment here were met with denial by Community Board 2. Now it’s “Bowery Restaurant Group” trying to make a go of it.

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