Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Report: CVS taking over former Soho Billiards space on East Houston

[November 2012]

Soho Billiards disappeared late last October on East Houston and Mulberry, as we first reported here. The next month, the retail listing arrived, noting that the whole block between Mulberry and Mott on the north side of East Houston was up for grabs.

And we have a taker: BoweryBoogie got the scoop yesterday that CVS is taking the space of the billiards hall as well as the dry cleaners and Subway sandwich shop. And BB hears that there is a whopping $1.5 million annual rent.

Meanwhile, Soho Billiards was on last month's CB3/SLA docket to move into a vacant storefront at 250 E. Houston in the Shoppes at Red Square between Avenue A and Avenue B.

However, that appears to be on hold at the moment. Per minutes from the CB3 meeting:

15. NYC Billiards Club Inc, 250 E Houston St
VOTE: To deny the application for a full on-premise liquor license for NYC Billiards Club Inc., for the premise located at 250 East Houston Street .. . because the applicant did not appear before Community Board #3 for review of its application or provide any application materials for review.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Eviction notice for Soho Billiards

Retail space that included Soho Billiards is up for grabs on East Houston Street


Richard said...

Thank goodness we've stopped the influx of all those louche billiards halls that threatened to take over our neighborhood, and we're finally getting a desperately needed drug store chain outpost in the area. At last the nightmare of having to walk two extra blocks is over.

Anonymous said...

Like OMG! ANOTHER place to buy tampons! Just what we need!!!!! Wow! Just wow!