Wednesday, February 12, 2020

On the CB3-SLA docket tonight: A 10th Kitchen for Avenue A; Coppelia for East Houston

Tonight marks the second of Community Board 3's SLA & DCA Licensing Committee meetings for the month.

Among the applicants vying for new liquor licenses:

• A 10th Kitchen (A 10th Kitchen Inc.), 162 Avenue A

An applicant is on tonight's agenda for the vacant restaurant space (pictured above) between 10th Street and 11th Street. There's already signage up for the venture, called A 10th Kitchen.

There aren't many details on the application (PDF here) other than that A 10th Kitchen will serve a menu featuring "New American" cuisine between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday with an 11 a.m. start on the weekend.

The questionnaire shows 13 tables for 26 guests along with a six-seat bar. The applicant, listed as Enkeleda Kelmendi, has not been licensed before, per the paperwork.

Flinders Lane closed here in August 2018 after five-plus years in service. Before the Australian restaurant, this space was previously The Beagle ... and Orologio before that.


• Corp to be formed by Beatrice Rodriguez Dearma, 157 E. Houston St.

An outpost of Coppelia, the 24/7 Latin diner on West 14th Street, is vying to open at 157 E. Houston between Allen and Eldridge. The application (PDF here) shows space for 58 diners as well as a bar with 14 stools.

The diner is part of the same family as Yerba Buena, the now-closed restaurant at 23 Avenue A, and Toloache, the Mexican bistro up in Midtown.

157 E. Houston was, until late 2017, the Latin tapas joint Macondo East.

Side note: The paperwork for this applicant previously (and mistakenly?) showed up at 205 Allen St. ...

... the former Domino's pizza space, which looks as if a new tenant is on the way in...

The CB3 committee meeting is tonight at 6:30. Location: the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton.


Gojira said...

"New American"? What does that even mean? Oh, right, it means "We can't figure out what kind of food we want to serve so we'll mash a bunch of nonsense together and call it "New America" and hope people patronize us".

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Post-Neo-New-American.