Friday, July 7, 2017

Cholo Noir opens on 6th Street

[Via @CholoNoir]

Cholo Noir opened this week at 503 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Here's their description via @CholoNoir: "Chicano cuisine & speakeasy... celebrating Chicano culture through art, drinks, and a fusion of Mexican street food and backyard southwest BBQ."

CB3 twice denied a liquor license for the proprietors last year ... among other reasons, there are 20-plus full on-premises liquor licenses within 500 feet of the address. CB3 members also didn't see much public benefit from the concept on a mostly residential block in a nightlife-saturated neighborhood.

Given the amount of work they already put into the space, the owners then went to the State Liquor Authority for a license, which was apparently granted given that they are advertising margaritas on the sidewalk chalkboard.

Here's more via a Cholo Noir update from February at DNAinfo:

[T]he owners remain positive the eatery will be a good presence in the neighborhood, claiming Cholo Noir will be centered around the food, with cocktails to complement the menu.

“Most people don’t go into a Mexican restaurant and say, ‘Let’s go get wasted,’ but people do go for good Mexican food and they like to have something to complement it,” said Paul Le Mos, who plans to run the restaurant alongside Lennard Camarillo, former operator of West Village eatery Florencia 13.

The proprietors don't want to bring another noisy bar to the neighborhood, he said, but want to serve the community with great food and culture.

You can find the menu and more info at the Cholo Noir website here.

No. 503 was previously home for five weeks to Long Bay, a Vietnamese restaurant, in 2015. Several years earlier the space housed Gladiators Gym.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Another no for Cholo Noir


Anonymous said...

Boy do I feel sorry for the neighbors there.

Anonymous said...

"Most people don’t go into a Mexican restaurant and say, ‘Let’s go get wasted" Maybe not most but a lot do go and get wasted.

If the EV keeps going the way of "Hell Square" below E Houston quality of life here is headed down the toilet.

Greg Cellamare said...

I'd like to check it out at least and go get wasted...I mean try the BBQ tacos...and do shots of well tequila...I mean sip on a Tecate.

Gojira said...

I love how they did an end run around CB3, despite knowing they were not wanted and that there was no real need for their services, so they could profit off the already burdened neighborhood.

Not really, no.

Anonymous said...

Dear neighbors we know you didn't want another full liquor licensed establishment on your block but don't care that's why we went upstate and got it from people who only care about tax revenue. Now welcome us!

Anonymous said...

Looks like "club lighting" to me, or at least one of the bridal shower limo interiors, woo.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we will all be pleasantly surprised. In any event, I liked Florencia 13, so plan to give them a try.