During Monday night's CB3/SLA committee meeting, members did not approve of the venture for 44 E. First St. — The Wash House, the laundromat-bistro concept that we reported on here. (Per an EVG informant at the meeting, committee members were apparently turned off, in part, by the fact that the applicants didn't have a clear idea of how much of the business would be derived from alcohol sales.)
We reached out to the proprietors via email to see what the next steps were. They had already signed a lease for the space here between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
"We're considering taking the concept to another space and subleasing the current space to an all-night arcade or skateboard shop/cafe."
Previously on EV Grieve:
A 'laundry bistro' in the works for East First Street