Monday, June 6, 2011
Former Sin Sin space to become bakery — with full-liquor license
The former Sin Sin space is on the docket for this month's CB3/SLA meeting on June 20. According to DNAinfo, a bakery-café tentatively called "Sweet Boutique" will open here in the next few months. The building's owner tells DNAinfo that the bakery will have food display cases and café seating on the ground floor with more seating, waiter service and a "small bar" on the second level.
And the early verdict from the East 5th Street Block Association? "It's a little confounding. I am unsure as to why a bakery would need a full liquor license," Association president Stuart Zamsky told DNAinfo's Patrick Hedlund.
Countered building owner Alex Shkolnik: He needs to serve alcohol and keep late-night hours for business to stay viable. "They have to have liquor," he said. "I don't think it's going to be bar."
Meanwhile, we need to add a "bakery" category to the community board-State Liquor Authority drinking game.
Previously on EV Grieve:
'The neighborhood will not rest until you are gone and Sin Sin’s license is revoked'
NYPD hosting meeting between Sin Sin and neighbors tonight
East Village noise wars new battlefront: Sin Sin/Leopard Lounge