The folks at Chabela's, 40 Avenue B (site of the former pizza joint Russo's)...
are on the docket for a beer and wine permit next Monday.
Interesting to see what transpires: This is an application within one of CB3's "restricted areas." According to CB3, there are 42 liquor licenses on Avenue B between Houston Street and 14th Street. (Is this number still accurate?)
Meanwhile, this addition will bring the Avenue B empty storefront count down to 19.