Showing posts with label the Library. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Library. Show all posts

Monday, June 21, 2021

Reopenings on Avenue A: the Library, Sing Sing

Two Avenue A establishments are back open for the first time since the PAUSE of March 2020. 

The Library, 7 Avenue A between Houston and Second Street, reopens today at noon... and moving forward, the bar will be serving during their usual hours (noon-4 a.m.). 

The ownership team is also behind other recently reopened bars: Milano's and d.b.a. Doc Holliday's (141 Avenue A) is expected to return soon. 

Meanwhile, Sing Sing returned to karaoke service this past Wednesday at 81 Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street...
Their listed hours: Monday-Wednesday 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., with a 4 p.m. start Thursday through Sunday. 

Planet Rose, the longtime (20-plus years) karaoke bar at 219 Avenue A between 13th Street and 14th Street, reopened on June 1.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New concept vying for former Meatball Shop space on Stanton

East Village resident Nick Bodor recently told us about his plans to revive several of his former businesses under one roof, including (1995-2007 on Avenue A) and Cake Shop (2005-2016 on Ludlow Street).

It looks like he has found a potential new home for the business that will include an all-day cafe service, small bar, several weekly live music performances (ending by 10 p.m.) and a t-shirt emporium. 

Bodor is applying for a liquor license for at 84 Stanton St. between Allen and Orchard — the former Meatball Shop, which shut down in February 2020.

He's on this month's CB3-SLA committee docket for the address. (The meeting is on June 14.) You can find the questionnaire online here

Read more about his plans at this link.

Previously on EV Grieve:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The owner of and Cake Shop is looking to start a new cafe concept

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