• Offside (OT AT LLC), 94 Ave A (op)
An applicant is looking to open Offside, a bar-restaurant serving "American comfort food" in the former Sidewalk (and August Laura) space on the NE corner of Avenue A and Sixth Street. the questionnaire on the CB3 website, Offside has proposed hours of 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekdays, with an 11 a.m. start on weekends. The applicants also plan on having sidewalk and streetside seating.
The applicant previously ran the Offside at 137 W. 14th St. The tavern, which opened in 2017, closed during the pandemic in 2020. Offside was known as a gathering spot for fans watching Islanders games.
August Laura closed last December after a fall 2019 debut. Sidewalk, the restaurant, bar and live music venue (home of the Antifolk Festival), shuttered in February 2019 after 34 years.
Hi-Note is a proposed coffee shop-karaoke bar combo for 188 Avenue B between 11th Street and 12th Street in space that was previously the jazz club Rue-B.
According to the CB3 questionnaire, daily coffee service will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ... with the bar component open from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. During the day, Hi-Note plans to serve cafe fare, including pastries, salads and sandwiches.
Hi-Note's management team previously ran Baby Grand, the now-closed karaoke bar on Lafayette.
Rue-B shut down last fall after 23 years in business.
Tonight's virtual meeting starts at 6:30. You can find the Zoom link here.
Thank you to Jake Bowling for the photo at 188 Avenue B.