Monday, September 20, 2010
Avenue A mystery bar/restaurant off tonight's CB3 docket
For me, one of the most interesting items on the CB3/SLA docket was:
10. Corp to be Formed, 150 E 2nd St (wb) (aka: 24 Ave A)
As you recall, Frank Prisinzano, who owns EV Italian empire Frank, Lil' Frankie's and Supper, came before the CB3/SLA committee on June 14 with his plans to turn the former grocery at 24 Avenue A and Second Street into what he described as fast-food Italian. The board never approved the application.
Anyway, the future of this corner inspired some spirited debate hereabouts. (78 comments or so.) Read some of that here.
So is someone else looking to take over the former Graceland space (and not a bank or 7-Eleven then!)? Plus, 24 Avenue A was Graceland's address; 150 Second St. is the address of Nicky's and the former barber shop next door. More mystery!
I asked district manager Susan Stetzer about this "corp to be formed." She said that she wasn't sure on this one — she didn't pursue because the application was withdrawn.
Anyway, it appears the real-estate listing for this space is still active.