Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From Kingston with love
We've been keeping an eye on the former Holy Basil space on Second Avenue near East Ninth Street... Last fall, the DOH hit the Thai eatery with 110 violation points, and they never reopened.
In December, an entity named "Honey Rider LLC" went before the CB3/SLA committee... and the owners of Shoolbred's and the Ninth Ward on Second Avenue were behind the new venture (named for Ursula Andress as Honey Rider in "Dr. No"?).
Anyway, Grub Street had more details yesterday on the new venture... it will be called Kingston Hall. One of the owners said that "the theme is Jamaica in 1962: The country has just become independent and the vibe is still 'British colonial, but with a sixties feel ... not Bob Marley, more Ian Fleming.'"
(Which explains the James Bond reference... and our stupid headline. Wait till we try to work in Pussy Galore.)
And they expect to open Friday night... the photo above shows how the exterior (above The 13th Step sign) was looking this past weekend.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Holy Basil closed, space for rent
Holy Basil remains closed for 'technical difficulties'