So, soon, bars and restaurants in the city will be able to start serving drinks at 10 a.m. on Sundays instead of noon.
To the Post:
“Before I was in the [restaurant] industry, I would order a drink at 11:30 a.m. And I would say, ‘What do you mean you can’t serve me?’ ” said Danny Mena, 36, who co-owns Hecho En Dumbo in the East Village. “It was quite an archaic law.”
Nicolas Lorentz, 35, general manager of Lafayette in the same neighborhood, said the extra two hours would boost the bottom line.
“The brunch crowd is a drinking crowd. This is helpful to any brunch restaurant in New York City. We will get more people coming here early,” Lorentz predicted.
This may go into effect as early as this coming Sunday. Which means that you may have to avoid parts of Avenue B even earlier now.