Wednesday, June 12, 2013

'Global tapas' on tap for 186 Avenue A

[February 2013]

Here's a look at another item on this month's CB3/SLA docket. (The meeting is Monday.) A "global tapas" bar going by the name Cork 'N Fork is vying for a beer-wine license at 186 Avenue A, which previously housed Kamui Den near East 12th Street.

According to paperwork (PDF) filed ahead of the meeting at the CB3 website, the proprietor is Demetrios Klidonas, who has been in the restaurant business in Manhattan and Queens for three decades ... most notably Isadora's Cafe on East 52nd Street, which he ran from 1990 until 2008 when he sold his interests in the business. (Isadora's is still in operation.)

Plans show 16 two-seat tables ... and a bar seating 10 people. Proposed hours are 11 a.m. - midnight Sunday through Thursday; until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

In May, an applicant withdrew plans for a ramen joint at 186 Avenue A.

The meeting is Monday night at the University Settlement Neighborhood Center, 189 Allen St. between Houston & Stanton.


Anonymous said...

2 AM is 2 late for the neighborhood, we have enough late night drinking spots between Aves A and B which makes 12th street in to drunkards late night thruway. The storefront has had half a dozen restaurants come and go in the 13 years I lived on the block. I think it is cursed.

Anonymous said...

Applicant is also planning on accordion doors and sidewalk seating. Lots more noise.