The most recent bars to inhabit 505 E. 12th St. — Mundial and Totem — were nightmares for some nearby residents here on the block just east of Avenue A.
Recently, residents have noted that workers are busy renovating the space... which is fine, except that there aren't any work permits on file with the DOB.
Per one neighbor: "The work furiously continues on the former Mundial space ... with no sign of a work permit. They were working on the space well into the night last night."
"They got a lumber delivery a little after 8 this morning, and one of the guys who is working on the space is hustling to get it all inside."
"Why do I get the feeling that whatever this space is going to be, it isn’t going to be a good neighbor?"
People should know by now: You don't fuck with 12th Street.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Another nightmare bar for 505 E. 12th St.?
Last night's CB3 recap: Residents 1, Bar Owners 0
Here comes the fear again: 505 E. 12th St. back on the market