Friday, July 8, 2016
Multiple tipsters have told us that the closed-for-now Dahlia's on Second Avenue and Fifth Street will return as a quick-serve restaurant specializing in salads.
Here's how one tipster put it: "It's going to be a salad bar! Saw them bringing in the sneeze guards. Per a super on the block it's definitely a salad bar and no liquor license."
The Mexican restaurant temporarily closed in early May while the State Liquor Authority decides their future booze fate. Back in February, the SLA temporarily suspended Dahlia's liquor license after serving a reported 50 minors one night. Dahlia's stayed open without alcohol after this, though business appeared quite slow.
The State Liquor Authority website shows that the license, set to expire Nov. 30, 2017, is currently inactive.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Dahlia's busted after cops find 43 minors drinking inside locked restaurant
More about the underage drinking bust at Dahlia's; plus, reaction from NYU students