Monday, March 28, 2016
The sign is up for Shinbashi, a new Japanese restaurant at 85 First Ave. between East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street.
We don't know too much about this business. They were on the CB3 SLA docket for a beer-wine license last September, though it was not heard before the committee. (The questionnaire for the applicant has very little information aside from proposed hours and seating — 18 tables with 72 seats.)
And it appears as if the proprietors added in the sushi lettering from the hardware store after the fact on the sign....
The address was previously home to the wine shop Tinto Fino, which closed in May 2013.