Monday, January 8, 2018

Another applicant looking to open in the former East Village Tavern space on Avenue C

There's another interested party looking to open a bar-restaurant in the former East Village Tavern space on Avenue C at 10th Street.

The applicants will appear before CB3's SLA committee tonight for a new liquor license.

There's not a lot of information on the questionnaire (PDF here) posted on the CB3 website. The configuration shows 10 tables serving 40 people and one bar with 15 seats. The proposed hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

According to the paperwork, the space will serve "Classic and New American cuisine," including a variety of sandwiches... as the sample menu with the questionnaire shows...

This is the third applicant to kick the tires on the space since East Village Tavern closed here in November 2016 after eight years in business. Last spring, the operators of a Miami-based restaurant called the Irish Times Pub and Eatery looked at opening an outpost here. Those plans never materialized. In December, CB3 didn't approve a license for the Snow Leopard, a jazz club whose applicants didn't have any ownership experience.

This item will be heard during CB3's SLA committee meeting tonight (6:30) at the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton.


Anonymous said...

Beware of pseudo restaurant-bars that begin with "Starters." Guaranteed it'll be the start of bad and more bad.

It would be great for an old style dinner to occupy the site since there are three bus stops at this corner with four bus lines.

Wait, I have to shake myself awake. Been daydreaming.

Anonymous said...

That menu looks a lot like the old East Village Tavern menu

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Unanimously denied by CB3, certainly likely due to applicant formerly running an illegal basement operation.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Bring a pool table (or two?) and a low volume jukebox and I might endorse that. There are NO pool tables on Ave C today. Damn shame.

Anonymous said...

Applicant did not run an illegal basement operation... FAKE NEWS! Was the GM of what is now Love Craft on Ave B - formerly owned by Frank Prisinzano of Frank's, Lil Frank's & Supper.