Monday, April 16, 2012

Reminders: CB3/SLA meeting tonight; what is Nice Guy Eddie's future?


CB3's SLA Licensing Committee meets tonight at 6:30 — JASA/Green Residence, 200 E. Fifth St. at the Bowery. We looked at the agenda here. The full docket is here.

Here's a recap of a few of the more interesting items on the docket:

• Major alterations are in store for the public spaces at the Standard East Village (April 12)

• 34 Avenue A is now off this month's CB3/SLA docket (April 9)

• Joe's Bar is joining the Sophie's-Mona's family (March 29)

Meanwhile, it looks as if Nice Guy Eddie's run on Avenue A at East First Street is coming to an end. (As far as we know, CB3 member Dave McWater is still involved with the current ownership of Eddie's.)

An entity called Downtown Dining LLC is looking to open a restaurant in this space, according to documents on file at the CB3 website (PDF).

The applicant's paperwork doesn't mention anyone by name. However, in the section about principals having other businesses in this area... three are listed: Tower Brokerage, Ella and The Gallery Bar...


Knowing that Josh Boyd is a principal at Ella and The Gallery Bar, I sent him a message via Facebook about the Nice Guy Eddie's space... Boyd responded that he isn't involved with the new venture; that his partner Darin Rubell is.

Rubell, who's related to Studio 54 owner Steve Rubell, is also the founder of Mercadito on Avenue B.

In any event, at this point, I don't have any other details on the venture... no word on the fate of Chico's Kiss mural either...

[Old photo of the mural via Eater]

9 comments:

esquared said...

Should the Kiss mural vanished along with Nice Guy eddie's, I bet ya this girl will be back in the EV/LES.

glamma said...

Nice guy eddies TOO???? oh no!

Anonymous said...

You really should update the photo of the Kiss mural. It's been "laroc'ed" for a while now. Since Laroc went on his defacing spree, Kiss included, others have joined in and now there are 4 or 5 other tags on it. Chico needs to add it to his list of touch ups next time he's in town.

EV Grieve said...

@ anon

It is an old photo... I should have marked it as such... I do have a shot from last week, but I couldn't find it this morning... Will update it later.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I do not think you should run photos glorifying some idiot's desecration of someone's artwork and signage. And no one should care whose "tag" was used, unless to arrest that idiot.

Anonymous said...

Well, unlike Lakeside, neither I nor any of my friends ever go/went there. As far as I can see its main function is to pocket some cash by fueling up frat kids and long-islanders so they can go out onto the streets and bellow at 3 in the morning.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE ATTEND THE CB3 MEETING TONIGHT!
TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE STANDARD HOTEL ON 5TH AND COOPER. THEY'RE TRYING TO CHANGE THE STIPULATIONS ORIGINALLY SET, IN AGREEMENT WITH THE E.5TH BLOCK ASSOC. WHEN THE HOTEL WAS "COOPER SQUARE HOTEL".
THE CHANGES WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE COOPER SQUARE AREA IN A VERY NEGATIVE WAY!

Anonymous said...

Why are the changes to the Cooper/Standard Hotel negative for the neighborhood? For example, as I recall, the greatest source of complaints were about the back patio, which now will be decommissioned. So isn't that what the locals* wanted?

*Some of the locals, that is. I like the back patio. And my apartment is overlooking it.

Uncle Waltie said...

As a resident of that block, I have to once again state that 'The Standard' never bothered me. The people patronizing their bar (strictly viewed through the windows, never been inside the place) don't seem to be the kind that prance woo-hooing through the neighborhood. Just my 2 cents, of course.