Monday, March 19, 2018
Cocktail specialist looking to take over Double Wide on 12th Street
Cocktail specialist Greg Boehm is on tonight's CB3-SLA committee docket for a new liquor license for 503-505 E. 12th St. — the current home of Double Wide.
Boehm, the founder of Cocktail Kingdom, a manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, is a partner in the cocktail bar Mace on Ninth Street and Boilermaker on First Avenue.
According to the public documents on the CB3 website (PDF here), the unnamed bar-restaurant would have proposed hours of 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; until 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. (The outdoors space in the back would be open from 5-9 p.m. daily.)
The sample menu on the questionnaire features small plates and "not so small plates," with items like oysters on the half shell, moles frites and a tuna baguette...
... a contrast to the current menu at Double Wide, which serves chicken-fried steak and Frito pie, among other things.
The questionnaire describes this as a sale of assets. If this all goes through, then this would mean the end of Double Wide, which opened here between Avenue A and Avenue B in late 2011.
Two previous bars in this space, Mundial and Totem, were especially problematic, according to nearby residents.
CB3's SLA committee meets tonight at 6:30 in the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Another nightmare bar for 505 E. 12th St.?
Last night's CB3 recap: Residents 1, Bar Owners 0
Here comes the fear again: 505 E. 12th St. back on the market
Illegal work continues at former Mundial space on East 12th Street