Friday, May 6, 2011

August Cardona buying Bowery Wine Company, expanding next door

There's the following item on this month's CB3/SLA meeting agenda under the Alterations/Transfers/Upgrades category:

• To Be Determined (Epicurean Management), 11 E 1st St (trans/op) (Bowery Wine)

Well, 11 E. First Street is the space to the east of the Bowery Wine Company.


According to documents on the CB3 website (warning! PDF!), August Cardona, owner of Dell'Anima, L'Artusi and Anfora, is the name of the applicant.


The plans call for buying the Bowery Wine Company and expanding into the empty space next door in the Avalon Bowery Place.


In total, there'll be 50 tables seating 160 people with plans for outdoor dining and a sidewalk cafe. The proposed hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.

Not familiar with Dell'Anima? Here's a summary via New York magazine:

This is what happens when a former Babbo sommelier and an ex–Del Posto kitchen whiz get together and open an unassuming little trattoria: mobs of salivating foodies and goggle-eyed scenesters clamoring to get in.

Salivating foodies? Goggle-eyed scenesters? Sounds about right for the Bowery 2.0.

The CB3/SLA meeting is May 16 at 6:30 pm — JASA/Green Residence, 200 East 5th Street at the Bowery.

9 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Newton's Law of Motion in action: For every Fat Sal's, there's an equal and opposite unassuming little trattoria for the goggle-eyed scenesters.

Cookiepuss said...

These people are a bunch of pigs and Mario Batali is the biggest pig of all, spawning offspring all over NYC. He has nine restaurants in NYC including Eataly, one of the most gluttonous markets and eateries ever to hit New York, catering to rich assholes who offer unfinished orders of raw oysters and left over crackers to struggling employees.

The latest trend in restaurant proposals is that they want late hours seven days a week. In the past restaurants would usually agree to close at 11PM on weekdays and 1AM on weekends. The standard recommendation from CB3 has changed to 1AM weekdays and 2AM for weekends. The most current standard is now at 2AM seven days a week. CB3 member Ariel Palitz dictates the hours of operation and the others submit. Older restaurants most likely have shorter hours. The NY Nightlife Association and restauranteurs are always scheming to drive out established businesses that serve the community for trendy restaurants that serve Yunnies,Yuppies, jet setters and other nihilistic forms of matter.

Roger_Paw said...

I wouldn't worry too much about this. The only people adversely affected by the crowd and noise would be the rich peeps who bought the luxury housing in that complex anyway. And would we pity them? Nahhhh...

Besides, once they tear down the Mars Bar and adjoining buildings and start construction on the new development, the dust and grit will put the kibosh on the outdoor seating plans for a little while anyway.

HEY19 said...

I like the dell'anima guys. They are pretty low key, and the food is def good. I never went to bowery wines, couldnt really figure out what its deal was, but maybe Ill go here.

Goggla said...

The new Mars Bar!!

Uncle Waltie said...

What Cookiepuss said!

Lisa said...

@Cookiepuss - That's a real insult to pigs; they, at least, are attuned to their environment and don't try to expand their impact on it.

Anonymous said...

Frank Prisinzano's application for his new restaurant Sauce on Rivington Street proposed to be open 7 days a week 24hrs- The restaurant was approved with a beer and wine for 7 days a week from 6am to 4am-all of his restaurants started out with beer/wine but then upgraded to full liquor-anywho east villagers knocked him out on Avenua A so he went to the other side of Houston St.-good-

Kurt said...

@Lisa, you obviously have no idea the damage feral pigs are capable of doing to the environment.