Before the May 2011 CB3/SLA committee meeting, we learned that the people behind restaurants like Dell'Anima and L'Artusi were taking over the Bowery Wine Co. space as well as the empty storefront next door in the sterile bowels of Avalon Bowery Place on East First Street.
Yesterday, Grub Street learned that the name of this new place will be called L'Apicio. (Here's the take from Eater.)
According to the original proposal, there'll be 50 tables seating 160 people with plans for outdoor dining and a sidewalk cafe. The proposed hours of operation were 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
Grub Street has the opening date as late summer or early fall...
Anyway, renovations continue in the space ... here's how it looked yesterday...
We noted this in our previous post about the space.. and we'll repeat it here... Not familiar with Dell'Anima? (Like us!) 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.
Meanwhile, say goodbye to those GIANT SUSHI ROLL PHOTOS along here...
Previously on EV Grieve:
August Cardona buying Bowery Wine Company, expanding next door
Bowery Wine Company has closed
At the Bowery Wine Co. protest Friday night — in pictures