Wednesday, June 6, 2012
White Plains bar-restaurant owner looking to open former Friend House space on Third Avenue
Last month, Friend House closed on Third Avenue at 13th Street... the for rent signs quickly went up... and someone is already looking to take over this prime space. There's an applicant for the address on this month's CB3/SLA meeting on June 18.
According to CB3 documents (PDF), one of the principals owns and operates two bar-restaurants in White Plains — the Brazen Fox and neighbor Ron Blacks. This yet-unnamed restaurant is proposing hours of 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. seven days a week. The applicants — Niall Henry and Declan Rainsford — are also proposing an unenclosed sidewalk cafe on Third Avenue and 13th Street for seating up to 32 people from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
According to Westchester Magazine, Ron Blacks (currently closed for renovations) has 15 TVs and 40 taps. Brazen Fox, per the website, features a martini happy hour as well as nightly specials such as "Ladies Night" on Wednesdays and "Suds for Scrubs," a new promotion in which anyone showing a medical ID can get "$5 draughts."