At the end of November, an East First Street tipster told us that the State Liquor Authority had revoked La Vie's liquor license on East First Street. (The license had apparently expired in February 2011, but La Vie had been operating under the NY State Administrative Procedures Act, aka SAPA).
As we understand it, La Vie can still apply to have its license reinstated at a future SLA hearing. There's currently a "sorry but due to an emergency La Vie will be closed" sign on the door.
Now, another tipster points us to a new sign... La Vie's owners are also involved with the Horus Cafe...
Says the tipster, who lives adjacent to La Vie: "I feel for anyone who lives by Horus."