Friday, February 26, 2010

New bar slated for 12th Street and Avenue A

In March 2006, the building housing the Raven on the northeast corner of Avenue A at 12th Street was shuttered by a devastating fire... The building has been renovated, and the storefront (pictured below last fall) has been on the market for quite some time ...

On March 15, the Raven appears on the CB3 SLA docket (No. 15 and No. 16 on the agenda) in the Alterations/Transfers/Upgrades category. The docket reads:

El Camion (El Camion III Inc), 194 Ave A (trans/op) (The Raven)

Meanwhile, according to the real-estate listing...

Approx. 1500 sq ft vanilla box with liquor license, large wraparound storefront, basement (with dedicated internal staircase), and possible sidewalk cafe.

Price: $90,000
Rent: $10,500
10-year lease

I'm curious to see how this one plays out... there have already been numerous complaints about the bar scene on the upper stretch of Avenue A... Jill has noted this... and she took this shot in front of Drop Off Service last summer, for an idea of what life is usually like here on the weekends...

Previously on EV Grieve:
CB3 to explore bar-related noise issues on Avenue A?

Observations from last night's noisy bars meeting


Anonymous said...

I have been praying this place wouldn't be a bar. Enough is enough already. Can we stop this, or can they automatically transfer the liquor license from The Raven?

Ed said...

Its NIMBYish to say this, and I don't even live in the area, but you can have too many bars within a few blocks and parts of Avenues A and B have hit the saturation point. They all blend in with each other after awhile.

Jill said...

I was told that is that it is actually the same owners of The Raven trying to re-open with a new concept of a bar with food "in a similar concept as Common Ground."

I tried to call them at their bar in Greenpoint to ask some questions but they were on vacation this week.

In the spirit of Ed's blending together comment, they are advertising the space as "vanilla" so it will fit right in.