Tiny Fork

Fire Sale: Rob Shamlian is Now Selling The Derby on Orchard Street

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s an historic Hell Square fire sale. Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian is amidst complete divestment mode, ditching nearly all his local nightlife holdings. You’ll recall his desperate play to unload both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to one Alon Moskovitch, principal of Mezetto just around the corner. That bid still awaits the approval of […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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Three Problematic Hell Square Bars Hope to Upgrade to Full Liquor Licenses

Posted October 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

Three Hell Square bars – two of which are newcomers – are headed straight to the State Liquor Authority for blessings regarding OP upgrades and alterations. Each of the establishments received denials from Community Board 3 within the last few months. Below is a quick and dirty update. The Derby Controversial owner (and hated neighbor) […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Rob Shamlian’s Liquor License at The Derby

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

Barely a fortnight after Rob Shamlian’s Derby debuted in Hell Square, the State Liquor Authority is wielding the hammer. The agency just initiated proceedings to revoke and/or cancel his liquor license at 167 Orchard Street. Shamlian had until yesterday to submit his plea to the state. The case will likely go before the full board […]

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Rob Shamlian’s ‘The Derby’ Opened on Orchard Street This Weekend, Replacing Tiny Fork

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

  Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian debuted The Derby in Hell Square at the end of last week, as expected. The corner nightspot had been under a quick renovation regimen since closing earlier this month; the floor was ripped up and overall decor updated. By Saturday afternoon, the place was its usual noisy self, thanks […]

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Rob Shamlian Closes Tiny Fork, Plans ‘Biscuits and Bourbon’

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Nightlife maven Rob Shamlian closed the controversial Tiny Fork on Tuesday. Newspaper clippings are now taped to the windows of 167 Orchard Street, and the gaudy Vegas-style lights are switched off. Sources tell us that Shamlian decided to pull the plug on Tiny Fork because the seafood concept was hemorrhaging money. He hopes to turn […]

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Rob Shamlian Opens ‘The Cellar’ at Tiny Fork Despite SLA Denial

Posted November 27, 2013 at 5:48 am

Controversial operator Rob Shamlian continues to defy the Lower East Side community in which he’s so financially entrenched. Despite an emphatic denial by the State Liquor Authority, the basement space at his latest Hell Square venture, Tiny Fork, is officially operational. It’s called The Cellar (how clever), yet no liquor license exists to serve down […]

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Breaking: Tiny Fork Denied License for Basement Bar

Last modified October 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The full board of the State Liquor Authority just convened and dropped the hammer on Rob Shamlian and Tiny Fork. At issue, as before, is the basement club, an alteration which Community Board 3 denied back in April due to overwhelming neighborhood opposition (i.e. 96 signatures) and a lack of outreach from principals Rob Shamlian […]

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Tiny Fork Debuts New Light-Filled Facade

Posted August 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Tiny Fork just added an additional glitz factor to its facade. A touch of neon and bubble lighting. The gaudy new wraparound signage was installed piecemeal over the last month, and will soon flood the sidewalk. A cocktail glass is suspended between the “Tiny” and “Fork,” where the corner masonry meets. It’s flanked on either […]

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Notes from CB3: National Underground Sold; Tiny Fork, Schapiro’s Approved

Posted July 16, 2013 at 5:28 am

There weren’t as many fireworks as in recent months, but still plenty of drama for the panel, which was seated behind a narrow bar. Herewith, some quick highlights.

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