The Stand NYC

Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

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‘The Stand’ Moves Forward with Basement Comedy Club on the Bowery Despite Community Rejection

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Back in mid-December, we brought word that the ownership behind The Stand comedy club (Paul Italia) was eyeing the cavernous space below the corner of Bowery and Spring Street. However, the opposition turned out to ensure this didn’t happen. The applicant appeared before Community Board 2 in January to obtain approval for a full liquor […]

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Co-Owner of The Stand Comedy Club Eyes Basement Bar for 2 Spring Street

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

Neighbors are up in arms over a new liquor license application for the basement of 2 Spring Street, at the corner of the Bowery. Signs posted in adjacent buildings are even calling on residents to oppose the license at the Community Board 2 meeting tonight. All this, a month after the Sprite pop-up bodega stunt […]

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The Stand Co-Owner Wants a Pub at Ross Morgan’s 1 Ludlow Street

Posted March 6, 2014 at 5:46 am

That unique Chinatown property with three addresses is again busy with renovations … and nightlife vultures. With the Cantina LES restaurant concept no longer vying for the well-positioned 1 Ludlow Street (aka 38 Canal aka 144 Division), another applicant is throwing its proverbial hat in the ring. It appears that a co-owner of The Stand restaurant/comedy club is hoping […]

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