Friday, July 10, 2009

No drinks with your Supper — for a little while, anyway

A note from a reader about Supper at 156 E. Second St.:

Supper (of Lil Frankie and Frank empire) did not put in the application for renewal for their liquor license in time. Normally when that happens an establishment can request a waiver from the Community Board to serve alcohol in the interim when the new license is in effect. However, due to the massive complaints they have received from community members for noise and blocking the sidewalk with their patrons waiting for tables, CB3 did not grant the waiver. This means that Supper does NOT have a liquor license currently and I believe they will not until mid August. ... Last night the police were called to be informed that they were serving alcohol without a license and the bar and at least one table from the sidewalk cafe was shut down. I'm not sure when they actually can start serving alcohol again.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ms. Stetzer! Meet you at SuperDive for happy hour?

Jill said...

Hehehe. I was at a CB3 meeting where Frank was begging for a license renewal but due to the complaints it wasn't approved. It was a long, drawn out plea. I enjoyed watching because he's a pretty good looking guy.

But they never stopped serving and I always wondered about the licensing approvals and CB3 & the SLA. I still find it unclear but I'm pretty sure licenses are approved by the SLA despite a community board's request to not get it.

In these economic times I wouldn't be surprised if they rubber stamped any application for anything as long as it might produce an occupied storefront.

Anonymous said...

I don't live on that street but every time I walk by this place during dinner hours, the sidewalk does get annoyingly crowded and the people are strangely oblivious and unwilling to move. It seems a minor inconvenience but if I lived there I'm sure it would bug the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

i hate motherfuckers that wait more than 15 minutes for dinner YOU FUCKING LOSER DOUCHEBAGS THERE ARE A MILLION GREAT PLACES TO EAT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES DIE AND BURN INHELL IN YOUR CARGO SHORTS

WB said...

I can understand issuing fines for having a crowded sidewalk or habitually loud patrons, but putting the place's license on hold for two months? Seems a little disproportionate to me. And telling people to call 911? Really?

Anonymous said...

Of all the places in the East Village to target for louts and ne'er-do-wells, this ain't one of them. This is a none-too-noisy crowd of lots of locals. You wanna pop someone for a noise violation? How about the miserable "restaurants" along Avenue B? How about "East Village Tavern" on Avenue C?

-s.1225 said...

HORUS on av B and 6th. PLEASE!! i live on 6th and getting past the velvet rope douchebag line is an obstacle course. oblivious blackberrying morons waiting for hookah. go away.

Craig said...

To clarify, Supper did not have its liquor license pulled by the Community Board, they neglected to put their renewal request to SLA in time and the license expired. When they asked for a waiver from CB3 to continue serving liquor until they could get a renewal application in THAT was denied due to excessive complaints about them over the last 5 years. Then they continued to serve liquor without a license from July to July 9 when the police were called. SO IT WAS THEIR OWN FAULT FOR LOSING THE LIQUOR LICENSE BECAUSE THEY DID NOT FILE BY THE RENEWAL DEADLINE AND THEY WILLINGLY CHOSE TO SERVE ALCOHOL WITHOUT A LICENSE.

Anonymous said...

I don't really like any outdoor restaurants. Sidewalk is okay sometimes. Same with 7A.