Monday, May 14, 2018

[Updated] Double Chicken Please vying for former Shoolbred's space on 2nd Avenue

[Photo from July 2017]

This item has now been withdrawn from tonight's agenda.

Restauranteur Huey Cheng is the applicant of record behind a venture called Double Chicken Please for the former Shoolbred's space at 197 Second Ave.

Cheng, who currently operates Raku on Sixth Street and Kura on St. Mark's Place, is on this month's CB3-SLA docket for a new liquor license for the storefront between 12th Street and 13th Street.

According to the questionnaire (PDF here) on file ahead of tonight's meeting, Double Chicken Please will feature a menu specializing in "pan Asian" fare. The restaurant would accommodate 65 diners via 10 tables, plus a bar with 15 stools ... with proposed daily hours of noon to 2 a.m.

Last month, Cheng was the applicant of record for two spaces. CB3 approved his takeover of 304 E. Sixth St. but not 117 Avenue A. (Among other reasons for the denial on the former Black Rose space on A: "there is insufficient public benefit in the approval of a full on-premises liquor license for a business with a mixology concept with food in an area well-served with licensed businesses furnishing food and cocktails and in a location which is now unlicensed."

As for 197 Second Ave., Shoolbred's, the upscale, Scottish-style pub, closed last June after nine-plus years in service.

The CB3-SLA meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton. Other applicants this month include for 2 St. Mark's Place and 136 Second Ave. You can find the full list of applicants at the CB3 website.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Shoolbred's is signing off on Father's Day

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