[Photo via Steven]
Workers yesterday erected the plywood around the vacant storefront at 136 Second Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street... there aren't many details available at the moment. However, the word from here is that the space will be home to a bar-restaurant.
Approved work permits on file offer the following (in the DOB's all-CAP style):
PROPOSED RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 1ST FLOOR, CELLAR & SUB-CELLAR. PROPOSED BANQUET HALL LOCATED AT CELLAR AND 1ST FLOORS; STOREFRONT RECONFIGURATION.
Bar 82, which closed at the end of March 2013, was the last tenant here. At the time of the closure, a tipster told us that the landlord did not want another bar or restaurant in the space... and was looking for "dry goods" as the basis for a new tenant.
Apparently the landlord changed his/her mind after nearly three years of sitting on an empty space.