Friday, November 11, 2011

Taking another look at the action-packed November CB3/SLA agenda

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We looked at the CB3/SLA agenda back on Oct. 31. But there have been a few scratches on the agenda. So here's an updated docket... with the comments intact...

SLA & DCA Licensing Committee
Monday, November 14 at 6:30pm — JASA/Green Residence, 200 East 5th Street at Bowery

Renewal with Complaint History

• The Porch (The Porch Inc), 115 Ave C (op)

The Porch closed up last month, as Dave on 7th pointed out. We heard that the Porch was moving and an Indian restaurant was taking over... perhaps from the same owners?

• Kelly's (Diddler Doyle Corp), 12 Ave A (op)

• Kenka (Hinomaru Inc), 25 St Marks Pl (op)

• Diablo Royale (East Village Café & Restaurant LLC), 167 Ave A (op)

Arrive early for a good seat. This will be dramatic, perhaps.

Applications within Resolution Areas

• Cafetasia (Cafetasia Inc), 85 Ave A (up/op)

Seeking 100-ounce vodka tubes too?

• Essbar (102 Ave C LLC), 102 Ave C aka 230 E 7th St (up/op)

Edi & the Wolf upgrading...

• Nublu, 151 Ave C (op)

Nublu temporarily moved to under Lucky Cheng's back in August ... as the Nublu blog said during the summer, "last week we got our liquor license taken away due to an anonymous complaint that we are too close to a House of Worship." You can read about it all here.

• Pouring Ribbons (Lead to Gold Inc), 225 Ave B (op)

Anyone know what's going on here... the White Noise space?

• To be Determined, 116 Ave C (op)

The former Lava Gina space.

• Japadog Inc, 30 St Marks Pl (wb)

As we first reported last month, Japadog, the crazy popular Vancouver-based artisanal hot dog stands, is opening its first NYC outpost here.

• Alphabet City Beer Co (Alphabet City Wine Co LLC), 96 Ave C (b)

Looks like a beer companion to Alphabet City Wine... 96 Avenue C has been a vacant storefront for some time... we'll have more on this later...


• Cien Fuegos (Cien Fuegos LLC), 95 Ave A (alt/op)

• Peels Restaurant (Radley Realty Corp), 325 Bowery (alt/op/additional standup bar)

New Liquor License Applications

• Shoolbred's, 197 2nd Ave (op)

• Nevada Smiths (92 Nunz Walk Inc), 100 3rd Ave (op)

Maybe they're not closing after all!

• The Bean (54 2nd Ave Bean LLC), 54 2nd Ave (wb)
The Bean (147 1st Ave Bean LLC), 147 1st Ave (wb)

Interesting... What do you think about The Bean also serving wine and beer at its new locations?

• Nicoletta (Letta #1 LLC), 160 2nd Ave (wb)

A taker for the former Cafe Centosette space at 10th Street.

• Ichibantei LLC, 401 E 13th St (wb)

This is the the eatery that serves a range of Japanese "soul food" just east off First Avenue. A scratch from previous agendas...

• Golden Cadillac, 446-448 E 13th St (op)

The (now former?) Mug Lounge.


b=beer only | wb=wine & beer only | op=liquor, wine, & beer | alt=alterations |up=upgrades


Anonymous said...

As you can see by this agenda there are almost 20 locations seeking liquor licenses in the EV! This means 20 more storefronts that if licensed will forever be bars/lounges/restaurants. Once a location is licensed is stays licensed and will never again serve the daytime retail needs of people who actually live in the EV. Instead it will serve those who visit us on the weekend for an evening of food and booze filled entertainment. Another local butcher, baker, hardware store, shoe repair, office supply store etc will bite the dust, never to return. Every one of these locations is in the ground-floor of a residential building where people live, study, take care of their kids and try to sleep. These storefronts were intended to provide retail space to serve the needs of the people who live in them and around them, yet as each greedy landlord eyes a new tenant they think bar/restaurant/lounge. Why, because they know that once a location is licensed they will always have a stream of eager tenants lined-up to pay ridiculous commercial rents and the people who live in the buildings sick of the noise and crowds will leave, so that they can then turn the residential units into apartments that resemble dorm rooms. Don’t we have enough places to eat and drink? Does anyone realize or care that people who work for a living and still call the EV home need places to shop? If you believe we have enough bars, lounges and high-end artisanal places for foodies and are tired of the insanity that ensues every weekend, then show up at the CB 3 SLA Committee Meeting Monday night and tell the Board Members that you have had enough, that the last thing we need is 20 more liquor licenses!

dmbream said...

ABC Beer Co. is indeed meant to be a new beer-themed outpost from one of the owners of ABC Wine Co.

There's an announcement flyer on display at the store.