Tuesday, May 20, 2014
[Image via Massey Knakal]
NY Tofu House closed after service on April 6 at 6 St. Mark's Place. Now there's a new suitor for the space, which has seen a quick succession of restaurants (Cafe Hanover!) in recent years.
Gothamist reports that Barcade owner Paul Kermizian has an eye on the No. 6's ground-floor for another Manhattan outpost of the bars featuring classic video games and craft beers.
Kermizian has some history with another previous tenant of No. 6 — Mondo Kim's.
"I used to rent laser discs there in the late '90s!"
Barcade opened its first location in Williamsburg in 2004 … and have since expanded to Philadelphia, Jersey City and, soon, Chelsea.
Barcade is expected to be on the June CB3/SLA docket for a liquor license.
"We hope the community board and the neighborhood agrees we're a good fit," Kermizian told Gothamist.
[Barcade Brooklyn photo via the Barcade website]
Previously on EV Grieve:
6 St. Mark's Place is for lease; NY Tofu House officially closes
6 St. Mark's Place on the market for $14.5 million
Whatever happened to The Drunken Clam, the clam-beer bar that opened in the basement of No. 6 in December 2012? Seemed like it went out of business in a hurry.