Monday, April 16, 2012
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...