at East Village Corner]
Only one item to note from tonight's CB3/SLA committee meeting... we understand that the committee has approved a license for Josie's to open in the space that last housed longtime favorite Joe's Bar on East Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Richard Corton and his business partner Kirk Marcoe, who own Mona's and Sophie's, signed a lease and sales contract for the space last month. Proprietor Joe Vajda, who opened the bar at this address in 1973, died last November. (Joe's longtime partner Dottie requested that they not use his name for the bar.)
Corton has said that they aren't expecting to modify much about the space. Corton and Marcoe are eyeing a July opening.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Joe's Bar is joining the Sophie's-Mona's family