According to the application (PDF!) on file at the CB3 website ahead of this month's SLA committee meeting, the bar-restaurant would be open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. The paperwork shows a configuration with 19 tables — good for 34 seats, and a bar with a 10-seat capacity.
There are currently Shorty's located on Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District, Pearl Street in the Financial District, First Avenue on the Upper East Side and the first location, which opened in 2006, on Ninth Avenue by Port Authority.
Here's New York magazine with a rundown of the Ninth Avenue location:
[T]he sports-bar-like space—glammed up with red walls and chrome tables—features 20 brews on tap and several plasma TVs, making it a convenient place to catch a post-work game. But the main attraction is the thinly sliced sirloin cheesesteak served in true Philadelphia fashion: on a freshly baked hoagie (shipped in from Philly) with fried onions and plenty of cheese. You can choose provolone, American, or the classic Whiz. Other guilt-inducing menu options include the roast pork special, burgers, and sides like cheese fries, fried mozzarella triangles, and wings.
Just don’t expect to have a quiet conversation: In addition to simultaneous sports-game screenings, a D.J. spins from his laptop.
Bodhi Tree, a Thai restaurant, quietly closed after nearly six years in late July.
The SLA committee meeting is Oct. 19 at the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.