Friday, December 6, 2013

New venture in the works for The Toucan and the Lion space

We're continuing to check out the paperwork submitted ahead of Monday evening's CB3/SLA committee meeting. (We've looked so far at the Red Hook Lobster Pound and the new ownership for John's of 12th Street.)

A questionnaire (PDF) on file at the CB3 website shows that there are applicants looking to take over The Toucan and the Lion space (marked "sale of assets") at 342 E. Sixth St.

Jason Soloway, a partner in the recently opened Wallflower on West 12th Street, and Brendan McHale, a former chef at Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar on Second Avenue, are the principles of the new venture.

Their application shows a restaurant that will serve "New American, small and medium plates" with hours of 5 p.m.-1 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday; and until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. The proposed hours for Saturday are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (until 1 a.m. on Sunday). No name yet for the new restaurant.

Prior to the Toucan and the Lion, which opened in January 2012, the address was home to Mara's Homemade.

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