Thursday, January 10, 2019
Updated Jan. 14: This item was withdrawn ahead of tonight's meeting.
A bar-restaurant called Ellis serving American comfort food is in the works for 503 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
A group of applicants are on this month's CB3-SLA agenda for a new liquor license for the address.
According to the questionnaire on file for public viewing at the CB3 website (PDF here), the establishment has proposed hours of 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Friday, with opening hours of 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The configuration shows 11 tables seating 48 guests and a bar with 15 stools.
The sample menu for Ellis on the questionnaire features a variety of salads and sandwiches, categorized under Smaller Plates and Larger Plates...
The applicants have operated a handful of bars, including the Trading Post on John Street in the Financial District and the Globe on 23rd Street. Closer to home, the applicants also own Solas on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, which regularly serves as a main stop during SantaCon.
Cholo Noir, the Chicano-inspired bar-restaurant, went out of business here last August, first with handwritten notes indicating the trusty "closed for renovations." They never reopened after 13 months at the address.
The CB3 committee is Monday night at 6:30. Location: the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Plans are in the works for a restaurant serving "Mexican-style BBQ" with a gallery space at 503 E. Sixth St. near Avenue A.
The proprietors, Lennard Camarillo and Arlene Lozano, will appear before CB3's SLA committee on Monday for a new liquor license for the space.
According to the questionnaire (PDF) posted at the CB3 website, the proposed hours for Cholo Noir are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday with a noon-time opening on Saturday and Sunday. The questionnaire shows a configuration with 15 tables accommodating 45 diners as well as a 12-seat bar.
In 2014, Camarillo and Lozano won the New York Public Library's annual business plan competition, scoring the top prize of $15,000.
No. 503 was home for five weeks to Long Bay, a Vietnamese restaurant, last spring. Several years earlier the space housed Gladiators Gym.
The CB3 SLA committee meeting is Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Thelma Burdick Community Room, 10 Stanton St. (corner of the Bowery).