Monday, March 14, 2016

On the CB3-SLA agenda tonight: Sidewalk cafes for Babu Ji and the Spotted Owl Tavern; new owner for the Thailand Cafe

[File photo of 129-131 Avenue C, soon to be maybe Jolie NYC]

Last week, we looked at two of the items that will be heard before CB3's SLA committee this month.

• Owners of Eleven B propose to open a Mexican restaurant in the former Mercadito space on B (March 11)

• Daniel Delaney proposing Delaney Barbecue for 1st Avenue (March 8)

Here are more East Village-related applicants ahead of tonight's meeting at 6:30 in the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

Applications within Saturated Areas

• Jolie's NYC (Liquid JV LLC), 129-131 Ave C (op)

This is the Babel Lounge and Hookah Bar space between East Eighth Street and East Ninth Street. According to the paperwork (PDF) on file at the CB3 website, the current owner and licensee will be joined by a new partner for a venture called Jolie's NYC. There isn't much information about the concept, other than the proposed hours are 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. seven days a week. There will be 20 tables good for 80 seats, with a menu of "appetizers/finger foods."

Sidewalk Cafe Application
• Babu Ji (Babu Ji NYC Inc), 175 Ave B

The seemingly popular (and newish) Indian restaurant at the northeast corner of 11th Street is applying for a sidewalk cafe for 12 tables and 24 seats, with hours of 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The previous tenant here, the Italian restaurant Spina, had a sidewalk permit with 13 table and 26 seats.

• Spotted Owl Tavern (Tavern 211 Corp), 211 Ave A

The bar on the northwest corner of 13th Street is looking to add a sidewalk cafe license to its license. Plans call for six tables with 14 seats on Avenue A and East 13th Street, per the paperwork.

The proposed sidewalk cafe hours are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday though Thursday; 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; Noon-11 p.m. Saturday; and Noon-10 p.m. Sunday.

• Lovecraft (Sunrise Shadow LLC), 50 Ave B (op) (alt/ extend happy hour, closing hours, misc. changes)

The paperwork isn't specific about why the restaurant-bar-performance venue between East Third Street and East Fourth Street wants to extend their hours. The new proposed hours are: Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Their current hours are: Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight; Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-midnight; Friday 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

New Liquor License Applications

• Boonsri Inc, 95 2nd Ave (op)

A new owner is taking over (or took over) the Thailand Cafe. The restaurant will continue to serve Thai food.

• Virginia (Oyster City LLC), 647 E 11th St (upgrade/op)

The well-regarded restaurant near Avenue C wants to upgrade its license to full liquor.

Items not heard at Committee

• Luzzo's Restaurant Pizzeria (Luzzo's 211 LLC), 211 1st Ave (op) (corp change)

A partner is leaving the corporation. Michele Iuliano will now be the sole owner, according to the paperwork.

• 575 Pub on Second Inc, 93 2nd Ave (op) (corp change to place corporation into family trust)

This is the new Cock on Second Avenue (former Lit Lounge space). Allan Mannarelli wants to put the ownership into a family trust, per the CB3 paperwork.


bc=beer & cider | wb=wine, beer & cider | op=liquor, wine, beer & cider | alt=alterations


Anonymous said...

Just what we need in the EV, more sidewalk cafes to block up the already too small sidewalks for the amount of pedestrian traffic that invades our neighborhood day in and day out. Sure! Why not? Let's make it even more difficult for someone to walk their dog or carry home the groceries. The CB#3 is doing a horrible job. They have no compassion or empathy for the residents of the neighborhood. They are only concerned about bringing in more $$$ to storeowners.

Gojira said...

12 tables and 24 seats for Babu Ji?!? Where the hell are those supposed to be shoehorned into?

Anonymous said...

No restaurant should be allowed to be open until 3 am, that is a bar masquerading as restaurant, I say no way.

Anonymous said...

Babu Ji already blocks the sidewalk especially when there's a long line. And as usual this season there's nothing but annoyance at potential diners having to look away from a phone and step aside because all foot traffic is blocked. I'd put a complaint before CB3 but I have a longstanding no-complaining-about-nightlife rule.