Monday, January 4, 2016

Sushi in the works for Avenue C and East 8th Street

The restaurant space on the northwest corner of Avenue C and Eighth Street has seen a variety of concepts come and go in recent years.

Lumé, the "Epicurean drinkery," was the last venture to try this corner… which took over for the short-lived Life - Kitchen and Bar … which had taken over for Verso. Other restaurants here in the past seven years include Caffe Pepe Rosso and Caffe Cotto.

Now a group has plans to open a sushi restaurant in the space. Not much is known about the applicants, who will appear before CB3's SLA committee meeting on Jan. 11 for a new liquor license.

The questionnaire (PDF!) on file at the CB3 website ahead of the meeting shows a chef's table seating from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with outdoor seating available every day from noon to midnight. In addition, the proprietors have bar seating hours listed on Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m. to midnight, and noon to 4 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Here is a diagram of the still-unnamed restaurant that's with the application online...

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The SLA meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East 8th Street and Avenue C, home to 5 restaurants in recent years, is now on the market


Michael Ivan said...

No tables or 4 tops indoors? Crazy. Just two cascading bars, one you can only stand at? Eating raw sushi on the street? Quality sushi doesn't need much soy sauce, but it surely needs zero puttering bus exhaust. Back to the drawing board.

Glenn said...

Yeah, let's see how long that lasts. 90% of these trendy food joints are transient, just like the newbie residents of this 'hood.

Scuba Diva said...

Michael Ivan said:

Eating raw sushi on the street?

Reminds me for that ad—I forget what for—that said: "Gas station sushi?"

Anonymous said...

While I'm not crazy about the seating plan, I'm happy that sushi is coming to the east side off the park.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at this one! I remember when the only places to eat a sit down meal were Odessa, the Paradox (macrobiotic) or a long walk to Chinatown..

Anonymous said...

I am happy too that Sushi will be served this far east of the village. I live two blocks down and will definitely check this place out. Let's hope it is a welcome addition to our hood. We could use more places with better cuisine on C. Japanese is one of them. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Exciting. I'm not getting my hopes up... but please please please let this place be great! Good-quality sushi + a non-douchey crowd isn't too much to ask for, right?

Josh Feldman said...

Can't wait, need some good sushi around here!