• Sugar Mouse LLC, 101 E 10th St (op)
Sugar Mouse is the name of the concept proposed for the NE corner of Third Avenue at 10th Street, in space (pic above) that TD Bank previously used before downsizing.
The bar, offering pizza and snacks, will feature a variety of table games (foosball, billiards, shuffleboard, etc.). The hours are daily from 2 p.m. to, depending on the night of the week, 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Read more on the application here.
Ownership also operates Sour Mouse on Delancey, billed as "the Hottest underground social club in the LES."
We've heard from several residents who live nearby with concerns about the business, particularly the late-night closing times. Flyers on the block noted (in all caps): "Nothing less than the quality of life on these streets is at stake."
• Lava Ground LLC, 4 St Marks Pl (wb)
There's not a lot of information about the bar concept proposed for the lower level of 4 St. Mark's Place near Third Avenue.
The unnamed establishment will offer bar food such as wings and beef patties with daily hours of 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. According to the questionnaire, which you can read here, the owner previously worked as a security guard and now owns a beverage company.
The space was previously (and briefly) an outpost of the Wanyoo Cyber Cafe.
• Balkan Streat (Wolf of 3rd Ave LLC), 145 2nd Ave (wb)
A fast-casual restaurant called Balkan Streat is in the works for the NW corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street (the former Starbucks).
As the name implies, owners William Djuric and Jason Correa plan to provide a menu with food from the Balkans. (The questionnaire here includes a sample menu.) According to his bio, Djuric, who worked at Gramercy Tavern and Momofuku Ssam Bar, decided to "pursue his dream of opening a Balkan restaurant that would be inspired by his [late] father's Serbian heritage and childhood summers spent in Yugoslavia."
The restaurant has proposed daily hours from noon to 11 p.m., with a 2 a.m. close on Friday and Saturday.
There's also a Balkan Streat set for Sixth Avenue.
This storefront has remained empty since Starbucks closed in April 2019.
• El Primo Red Tacos (El Primo Red Tacos NYC LLC), 151 Ave A (wb)
The Miami-based taco shop is back on the agenda this month without the full-liquor ask.
There are still concerns from neighbors about the use of the backyard space here.
• Corp to be formed by Ronan Downs, 210 Ave A (op) (Public input occurred on this item in August and in September will only have committee discussion)
Also returning: The bar-tavern concept from a management team led by Ronan Downs, whose numerous credits include Becketts Bar & Grill down on Pearl Street.
You can read the questionnaire here.
Several applicants have looked at this space on the northeast corner of Avenue A and 13th Street since Percy's Tavern closed in 2017.