State Liquor Authority

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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Denied by Community, ‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Heads to SLA for Ludlow Street Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Leftfield on Ludlow Street remains committed to its own sale, while the leading contender for takeover is the convoluted “dry karaoke” establishment we’ve been telling you about called Mini Rex. The proposed bar is taking its application all the way to the top, despite its negative reception from the community at large. (Co-founded by Edouard […]

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Sunday Night’s Boozy Brawl at The DL was the 2nd Since February

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

It was a boozy brunch that ended in a brawl twelve hours later. And now the fallout. Sunday evening, shortly after 11pm, a crowd outside The DL turned violent. Surveillance footage released by the 7th Precinct shows that the altercation escalated when two women began hitting each other, one of whom was violently pushed to […]

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First Look Inside Black Tap Ludlow Street, Opening Early June [PHOTOS]

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

The first glimpse of Black Tap Ludlow comes courtesy of prolific street artist Fumero. He was, well, tapped to paint the walls with several interlocking murals, and has been at it for weeks. The art boasts themes of New York City and the skyline. Yesterday, the French doors opened onto Ludlow Street to reveal the […]

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Blame Stetzer and CB3 for Hell Square Headache ‘Mazaar Lounge,’ Neighbors Argue

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

The good news from last Monday night is that Community Board 3 voted to deny the Mazaar Lounge a renewal for its full liquor license, even if only advisory. Yet, getting to that point created a contentious situation that pitted controversial block association LES Dwellers against the District Manager Susan Stetzer and the SLA subcommittee. As the video […]

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Classic Chinatown Dive ‘Winnie’s’ Revived for East Broadway Comeback

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:54 pm

It appears that Winnie’s, the classic Bayard Street dive which shuttered two years ago, is resuscitated from the dead. Surprise! The same ownership is reprising its role in the reboot, currently proposed for the commercial space at 58 East Broadway. The application itself will go before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 later this month […]

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Hell Square Headache ‘Mazaar Lounge’ up for Liquor License Renewal

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:42 pm

One of Hell Square’s worst nightclubs is up for a liquor license renewal. Indeed, ownership of Mazaar Lounge is scheduled to appear before Community Board 3 tonight during the SLA subcommittee meeting. Mazaar Lounge – helmed by controversial Foundation co-owner Joseph Torres and Cozy Cafe principals Khaled Boghdedy and Sherif Beshir – opened in the […]

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Looking Inside Serafina’s New Ludlow Street Outpost; Opening Delayed Two Weeks [Updated]

Last modified November 14, 2016 at 7:24 am

Serafina opens at 98 Rivington Street on November 28, delayed two weeks from its initial target of Wednesday.  It’s a watershed moment that sees another restaurant chain invade the Hell Square environs. After eight months of shuttered gates and anticipation, the doors have been open the last few weeks, showing off the goods, so to […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

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Starting this Weekend, You Can Booze with Brunch on Sundays Before Noon

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

That decades-old blue law forbidding restaurants and bars from serving alcohol on Sundays before noon is now a thing of the past. Governor Cuomo signed the so-called “Brunch Bill” into law this past Wednesday, roughly three months after the Assembly and State Senate approved the legislation. The law overturns the prohibition-era ruling, and now allows […]

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