Friday, August 12, 2016

Former Mercadito space on Avenue B will be home to Guac (and probably some chips)


[Photo by Ralph Sutton]

The signage is up now at 179 Avenue B for Guac, showing tacos and tequila here between 11th Street and 12th Street.



This incoming Mexican restaurant/bar is via Vincent Sgarlato, who owns and operates Eleven B and 11B Express across Avenue B.

CB3 OK'd a liquor license for the space back in March. According to the official meeting notes (PDF):

Community Board 3 is approving this application for a full on-premise liquor license although this is a location in an area with numerous full on-premise liquor licenses because 1) this applicant has operated a business with a wine beer license on this block for ten (10) years without complaints, 2) although one (1) resident appeared and two (2) letters were submitted in opposition to this application, this applicant has demonstrated support for this application, in that it has furnished seventy-one (71) petition signatures from area residents in support of its application, and 3) the applicant is proposing to operate a business with a similar method of operation to the previous business and with reduced nighttime hours [ed note: to 1 a.m. instead of 3 a.m.].

No. 179 was home to Mercadito until March 2015.

8 comments:

Michael Ivan said...

Three cheers for vincent, giving an empty could have been doomed location back to the neighborhood. Class guy and staff all the way

afbp said...

loyal/longtime fan of 11B (great that it's a BYOB)----much success !!

Anonymous said...

Finally , some good news for Ave B. Eat it CB3 !

Anonymous said...

Vinnie is GREAT! I wonder who the resident that appeared in opposition was. Not a bad bone in this guy's body.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Vin! Kill it!

Anonymous said...

Not the best time to be opening a guac place. Avocados have been expensive and poor quality.

Anonymous said...

11B is no longer BYOB. Still good neighborhood spot tho.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Go Vincent! Go Rocco! Great guys, 11B is great pizza, can't wait to stop by at their new place Guac! Muy bien my amigos!

P.S. 11B hasn't been BYOB in ages! They have full service now.