Thursday, July 31, 2014

CB3/SLA committee highlights for August: mystery applicant for the Odessa Cafe; catering license for 51 Astor Place

[EVG file photo of the former Odessa Cafe from May]

Oh, the CB3/SLA Licensing Committee docket for August is out now.

The meeting is Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

And here are the East Village-related applicants. Find the whole agenda here. We'll have more on some of the applications when more information is available...

Applications within Saturated Areas

• Maiden Lane (Yardbird LLC), 162 Ave B (upgrade to op)

• The Comedians' Club, 120 St Marks Pl (wb)

The new comedy club is angling for the former Addiction Ink storefront at 120 St. Mark's Place. Club owners were previously looking at the former home of Tinto Fino on First Avenue.

• Box Kite Coffee (Tuck Shop Two Corp), 115 St Marks Pl (upgrade to op)

Looks as if the coffee shop, which opened last December, is applying for a full liquor license. Perhaps to pair with the coffee?

Sidewalk Cafe Application

• La Pizza Shop Inc, 110 Ave A

Black Market is applying to add 11 tables (24 total seats) out front.

New Liquor License Applications

• Honshu Ichi (Ichi 88 Inc), 188 1st Ave (op)

This is the Oyama reboot.

• Eurest Dining (Compass Group USA Inc), 51 Astor Pl (op)

Don't get too excited! This is a "catering establishment" liquor license. Compass Group North America is "the leading foodservice management" company based in North Carolina whose clients include IBM. And 51 Astor Place is officially called the IBM Watson building, so...

Items Not Heard at Committee (meaning they aren't up for public discussion)

• Luzzo's (Chito Inc), 211-213 1st Ave (op/corp change)

Paperwork shows that one partner is leaving and one is joining the corporation.

• Odessa Restaurant Inc, 117 Ave A (op/corp change)

No word on who the new applicant is just yet. Since the Odessa Cafe and Bar closed last Aug. 31, at least four different applicants kicked the tires on the space. Asking rent is currently $19,500.

• Milk and Hops (Astoria Cheese Inc), 63 E 9th St (b)

• Red Koi Inc, 57 1st Ave (wb)

• Red and Gold Crab Shack (Red and Gold Boil Inc), 30 St Marks Place (wb)

This is what's taking the former Japadog space.


b=beer only | wb=wine & beer only | op=liquor, wine, & beer | alt=alterations


uncle Pete said...

Box Kite rules. let them have it.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear god! Who's up for protesting the full liquor license of Maiden Lane? Even better, they can have the liquor license when they have a full kitchen!

Anonymous said...

A coffee shop with a full liquor license. Maiden Lane upgrading for a full liquor license.

Can someone go back to CB3's minutes and see what they said about when they first applied for the beer and wine only liquor license. I'm sure most of these establishments asking for an upgrade have said during their song and dance at CB3 that they won't be upgrading to full liquor license. Nevertheless, CB3 will approve these. I mean, it's become formulaic The whole initial beer and wine only application is just smoke and mirror towards its real intention of having a full liquor license. And most of these will be gone in a few years.

1:49 p.m. said...

Most of these applications are just another Jane's Sweet Buns, hoodwinking the community for a pretend "bakery" or "coffee shop" or "restaurant" where they're really a bar. No wonder NYU students are getting drunk.

Anonymous said...

You know, if you ever partronized your local establishments, you'd know that Box Kite, in addition to serving coffee in the mornings, serves a very, very good food menu at night.

Anonymous said...

A local establishment much like the Alder, Momoufuku, Peel... are local establishments. Local establishments for the moneyed transients, that is. If the food and coffee there are soo good and speak for themselves, why do they need a a full liquor license?

You know, if you ever patronized your true local establishments, they don't need full liquor license to be able to do business and survive for years. Boxkite is just another gastropub cocktail luxe lounge catering to rich transients in the guise of a coffee shop.