Thursday, October 30, 2014

November CB3/SLA highlights: The return of Lucky Cheng's

CB3 released its November calendar of meetings yesterday ... including the two nights of fun for the SLA licensing committee. Lots of items on the agenda this month, including a new home for Lucky Cheng's on Ludlow Street.

Here's a look at some of the applicants over the two nights. We'll pass along more info once it becomes available.

Monday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 pm
Community Board 3 Office, 59 E. Fourth St. (between Second Avenue and The Bowery)

Renewal with Complaint

• Percy's Tavern, 210 Ave A (op)

Applications within Saturated Areas

• Vintage B Inc, 56-58 Ave B (aka 235-237 E 4th St) (wb)

This is the former Vella Market (and Kate's Joint) space at East Fourth Street.

• To be Determined, 137 Ave C (op)

This is the new bar/restaurant going into the Sunburnt Cow quarters. The building is currently getting a head-to-toe renovation.

• To be Determined, 206 Ave A (op)

• To be Determined, 137 Ave A (op)

We went through this last month. It was a mistake then.

• Table 12 (188 Ave A Take Out Food Corp), 188 Ave A (upgrade to op)


• Cornerstone Cafe (AO Cafe & Restaurant LLC), 17 Ave B (aka 241 E 2nd St) (alt/op/convert service counter to patron bar with 5 seats)

New Liquor License Applications

• Parmys Kabob and Grill Inc, 124-127 1st Ave (upgrade to op)

We noted this change a few weeks back.

• 41 1st Avenue Rest Corp, 41 1st Ave (op)

This is the address of d.b.a. Dennis Zentek, who opened d.b.a. in 1994 with friend Ray Deter, died on March 23 from injuries he suffered in a fall. Deter died in July 2011 from the injuries he suffered in a bicycling accident.

• To be Determined, 188 2nd Ave (wb)

Looks like there's a taker for the former Shima space at East 12th Street. We noticed that the for rent signs were down the other day.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm
University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery

Applications within Saturated Areas

• Lucky Cheng's (Red Room Hospitality LLC), 154 Ludlow St (op)

Lucky Cheng's, which closed its Midtown location last summer after the death of owner Hayne Suthon, looks to be making the move back downtown permanent. (They had been operating out of the DL on Delancey Street.)

The Living Room was the most recent tenant at 154 Ludlow St.

New Liquor License Applications

• Lucille (Little Rebel Inc), 134 1st Ave (op)

Hmm, this is the address of Simone Martini Bar.

Items not heard at Committee (meaning neighbors don't have any say in these items)

• The Bean (147 First Ave Bean LLC), 147 1st Ave (wb)

• G & Nishi Inc, 54-56 Third Avenue (wb)

• 4T USA Inc, 127 4th Ave (wb)

• Zund New York Inc, 84 E 10th St (wb)

b=beer only | wb=wine & beer only | op=liquor, wine, & beer | alt=alterations


Anonymous said...

There are signs up along upper Avenue A from a tenants' group saying that Destination bar (A @ 13th) is shopping around its liquor license -- does anyone know anything about that? Also, can anyone explain the concern? It's already a bar, so if it becomes another bar … it's not like a new bar. It's entirely possible I've become numb to bar openings and am missing the potential terribleness of this.

blue glass said...

it's not like a new bar. It's entirely possible I've become numb to bar openings and am missing the potential terribleness of this.

THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE BECOME NUMB TO BAR OPENINGS should tell you there are too many!

plain and simple - we have too many bars and bakeries, galleries, laundries, etc. that serve alcohol - that draw the underaged that flock here amidst the bridge and tunnel crowd, not to mention the tourists.

we are losing the backbone of the neighborhood to bars, expensive restaurants and trendy stores while establishments that have been here for generations are being forced out.

Anonymous said...

you're a little late, it was approved last week

Anonymous said...

blue glass, you really don't need to scream at me. Believe me, I live above THREE bars and I don't enjoy it. I was simply asking if there was something *particularly* problematic about Destination selling its license.

JFC, these comments have become so deeply unpleasant. I have been nothing but anti-bar, anti-predatory equity, anti-Santacon etc etc for years at this site, don't fucking yell at ME.

Anonymous said...

yeah 9:55, I guess I am a little late. Because I rarely leave my apartment when I'm home … and never go to bars ;)

10:41 a.m. said...

What's the point of these meetings applications anyway, since all will be approved as long as they serve "food". Well, all except for Lucky Cheng's since the suburbanites in the city, soccer moms, the East Village and LES Today, will be complaining, "Won't somebody please think of the children?!?!!!"

Anonymous said...

I really don't get it. Blue Glass is allowed to yell at a commenter, but that commenter isn't allowed to tell her not to do that? All righty then.

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 10:12 & 11:30

Some times every so often an hour or so goes by where I don't have access to check comments. Like when I'm at a funeral.

EVQP said...

So sorry for your loss, Grieve.

dwg said...

anonymous 7:47

If you'd like please contact us at with any concerns you might have about bars on the block.

Destination was sold to a guy who has another bar on Ludlow and says he wants to be responsive to all noise issues- and improve the food. CB3 approved the sale but with the stipulation that windows must be closed by 10pm.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss, Grieve (this is 11:30).

It's my problem, anyway - I think I'll just take a break for a while.

xootrman said...

EVQP, Ditto.