Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Mixologoist Albert Trummer looking to bring a cocktail bar to Avenue C
[Image via Buchbinder & Warren]
Albert Trummer, perhaps best known for his flaming concoctions at the Prohibition-era styled Apothéke in Chinatown, has designs for a new cocktail bar at 14 Avenue C, home of the former Adinah's Farm corner market.
Trummer's name is on the 30-day notice submitted to CB3 ahead of Monday night's SLA committee meeting.
FDNY investigators reportedly arrested Trummer in 2010 after setting alcohol aflame on the bartop at Apothéke on Doyers Street. He was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance, both misdemeanors. After the arrest, he told the Times: "My intention was not to hurt anybody. I'm an artist. I'm a mixologoist. I'm a cook. But I'm not a pyrotechnic maniac."
He vowed to fight the charges, but, in September 2011, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and received $120 in fines and two days community service.
Most recently Trummer has been opening bars in South Beach.
The questionnaire with more specifics about the new bar here at Avenue C and East Second Street has yet to arrive on the CB3 website.
Updated 1:24 p.m.
The questionnaire (PDF) is now online. The proposed hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The configuration shows 10 tables seating 45 people, and one bar for 15 people. The unnamed bar plans to serve a tapas-style menu.
Adinah's Farm closed for good last June. The asking rent for the space had been $17,500.
The SLA committee meeting is Monday night at 6:30 in the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.