Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Curious about the future of the Tonda space

The CB3/SLA agenda for Monday is packed with interesting items... Such as! The entity called 4AB that is aiming to take over the Tonda space on East Fourth Street near Avenue B.

First, it finally looks as if Tonda is gone. (Though watch it be randomly open this weekend...)

E.U., the first "gastropub" in the East Village, had the space before Tonda. And that was drama city. E.U. battled the SLA for 18 months before finally getting approved for a beer and wine license. (Read more E.U. drama here at Eater.)

Given the recent history of this place, we thought we'd check in with the representative whose name graces the CB3/SLA flyer on the front of Tonda.

So we asked Warner M. Lewis of Halstead Property via email if he could provide some details on what's coming here. Neighbors are curious!

"We are still in development and have no comment at this time."

Guess we'll have to wait until Monday night's meeting then.


EVGayBear said...

That's a neighborly no comment!

Anonymous said...

Just a bit more google research leads you to this:

Warner Lewis
Warner Lewis is a born and bred New Yorker who joins Beyond the Boroughs with a deep Rolodex of potential donors and great partnership opportunities.
Currently, Warner is a Vice President and Associate Broker at Halstead Property, handling residential and commercial sales and leasing. He is a Principal in the recently formed LH Team, which has become one of the most productive teams at Halstead, with more than $12m in transactions in its first six months.
Before Halstead, Warner coordinated celebrity events for Livet-Richard + Canon U.S.A and produced television for True Entertainment.
Warner lives with his wife in the East Village near two bars in which he has invested – Mayahuel (Food + Wine rated Top Ten Bar in the World ’10) and a yet to be opened Cuban restaurant and speak easy.