Updated 5/28: According to materials on the CB3 website, Bodor will be vying for the former Meatball Shop space at 84 Stanton St. just east of Allen.
East Village resident Nick Bodor, who has owned and operated several local businesses in the past 25 years, is looking to lease a storefront in the area for a venture that combines and revives several of his former concepts, including the music venue, bar and cafe Cake Shop.
"I am looking at spaces in the neighborhood to re-boot alt-coffee (1995-2007 on Avenue A) and meld it with Cake Shop, the Library Bar plus add a T-shirt store: alt-cafe bar, bakeshop and T-shirt emporium," he said in an email.
He's currently securing investors for the business (see this link for details). Here's part of his pitch:
• We think the community is missing us now more than ever and we need to develop something new.
• We hope to create a new long running, passionate, maybe slightly eccentric business... just like our previous venues.
• We want to open a young adult friendly cafe/performance space/screen printing facility/retail store/bakery in New York.The Library Bar at 7 Avenue A has been closed since the start of the pandemic. However, the new venture won't impact its status. The Library, d.b.a., Doc Holliday's and Milano's will reopen this summer, said Bodor, a partner in the group that owns these bars.
Cake Shop photo from December 2016 by Walter Wlodarczyk