Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A look at a few of tonight's applicants to appear before CB3's SLA committee

Here are a few of the applicants who are scheduled to appear virtually tonight during CB3's SLA Committee meeting... (we already covered the return of the Brindle Room here).

• Milk Burger, 321 E. Houston St. (Questionnaire here)

The quick-serve burger joint with an outpost in the Bronx is slated for this block of East Houston between Attorney and Ridge (storefront photo above from a few weeks back). 

Erik Mayor, an East Harlem native, opened his first Milk Burger in that neighborhood (since closed, and there was some early drama there). He's seeking a full liquor license for this spot, 

El Maguey y La Tuna closed here in 2018 after the landlord reportedly doubled the rent.

• Salang Group LLC, 225 Avenue B (Questionnaire here)

A bar-restaurant serving an omakase menu is applying for a liquor license for the second-level space between 13th Street and 14th Street that currently houses the closing-soon Pouring Ribbons

The still-unnamed establishment is proposing daily hours of 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with the occasional jazz musician or two for entertainment, per the questionnaire online for the public.

As for Pouring Ribbons, their last week of service is March 23-26, per Instagram.

• E. Village Bar, 153 First Ave. (Questionnaire here

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop founder Stratis Morfogen is opening a rock club here at the former Coyote Ugly between Ninth Street and 10th Street. (The questionnaire on file at the CB3 website lists the establishment's name as E. Village Bar while the New York Post called it E.VIL Rock Club in an article last fall.)

This concept dates back to 2017 (another flashback here) when E.VIL had designs on 64 Third Ave. (later going to the Ainsworth). 

In any event, E.VIL 2022 has proposed daily hours of 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. in a room with a maximum occupancy of 110. 


The public meeting meeting starts tonight at 6:30 via Zoom. Or by Phone:  +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID:  921 9931 7942)  


Anonymous said...

Here we go, more liquor licenses.

Neighbor said...

Every single one of these locations previously had a liquor license. 2 are definitively restaurants. This is a net positive for our neighborhood.

Older Historian said...

Bring back that wonderful old time Gay Bar at 153 First Ave - The Last Resort (1980-1985). It was a fun neighborhood space filled with theater people, musicians, artists and working class east village LGBT people who always had great stories, great conversation. And they has great bartenders too!

Anonymous said...

The Brooklyn Dumpling guy recently revealed what kind of person he is, so I can only imagine what a "rock club" would be like. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

@Neighbor - something tells me you would be less than thrilled to live in the apartment above a "rock club". Just guessing.

Neighbor said...

It was Coyote Ugly from 1993 to 2020. The people upstairs chose to live above Coyote Ugly and will be fine above a Rock bar. We live in a lively neighborhood

Pattytv said...


Anonymous said...

Hard no. We are definition of over saturated, our neighborhood distorted into a boozy cash cow for alcohol sellers.

Anonymous said...

Too many bars such a small area!

Anonymous said...

Over saturated with liquor licenses is an understatement for this neighborhood, and all of you who are championing thyem obviously do not live on the blocks with multiple licenses.

Anonymous said...

Ugh don't remind me about the loss of Pouring Ribbons. This city fucking sucks sometimes.

Jake Bowling said...

Background on the Dumpling Shop owner:

Not someone I want operating in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there way more bars here now than 15, 20, 25 years ago.