Wednesday, November 4, 2015

On the CB3-SLA docket: A new applicant for the former Bodhi Tree space; a scratch for NatureEs

Last month, the folks behind Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks & Sandwiches had designs on opening their fifth NYC location at 58 Third Ave. between East 10th Street and East 11th Street.

However, Team Shorty's withdrew their proposal ahead of the October CB3-SLA committee meeting. Now, there's a new applicant for the space, which, until July, housed the Thai restaurant Bodhi Tree.

There aren't many details on the application (PDF!) filed ahead of this month's CB3-SLA committee meeting on Nov. 16. The restaurant is going by the name of Mulan East with posted hours of 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The configuration shows 17 tables good for 46 seats and well as a service bar with four seats. According to the paperwork, the two principals, listed as Ling Xia He and Yung Ping Wong, have not previously held a liquor license. They are seeking a beer-wine license for this space.

In other applicant news this month, the plan to convert the now-closed NatureEs juice bar/wellness center on East First Street into a Spanish bistro appears to be on hold. The applicants have withdrawn from the November CB3-SLA meeting.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Shorty's eyeing former Bodhi Tree space on 3rd Avenue

At NatureEs, the Mars Bar replacement that apparently is no longer open


blue glass said...

enough already with the liquor licenses
beer wine to turn to full license
coffee to turn to beer wine

what would possible come here if there were a moratorium on any new liquor licenses of any kind
maybe we would see some services that actually provide a service to people that live here
and maybe the few non-bar businesses that remain wouldn't be pushed out quite so quickly if there weren't so many prospective new bar operators waiting in line for the space

why not give it a chance?

Anonymous said...

If you ask anyone in the restaurant business, they will tell you that they make their money on the alcohol they sell. If you want to continue to have interesting restaurants in the EV and give them a chance to survive, you will have to support their efforts to have a full license. Don't start hammering away at this comment before you check out whether I am accurate.