Photo by Shanna Ravindra for New York magazine]
This one seemingly took a lot of people by surprise at tonight's CB3/SLA meeting:
To Be Determined, 168-170 Orchard St (trans/op) (L'Epicerie Cafe Charbon)
This is one helluva transfer. Epicerie Café Charbon, with its pâté maison and moules marinières, on the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets, will be closing... and the team behind The Stumble Inn, Off the Wagon, Gin Mill, Jake's Dilemma, Down the Hatch and The 13th Step are taking over the space.
The CB3/SLA committee unanimously approved the transfer. A few details: The space will be a full-service tavern open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. The French doors will close at 10 p.m. There will be $1 drafts at happy hour, a private party room and DJs on occasion (no dancing, though).
No word yet on the name of the new bar.
Previously on EV Grieve:
13th Step owner discusses frat rap, telephone booths and bar names