CB3 Wrap: Acme Team Approved at 151 Essex, New Concept at 49 Clinton, New Life For St. Jerome’s Space

The former Laugh Lounge space is being taken over by the Acme team.

The former Laugh Lounge space is being taken over by the Acme team.

Soho House stole the spotlight at last night’s Community Board 3 meeting, but the board also voted on applications for another three-dozen liquor licenses.  Some highlights:

  • The Acme team was approved for a full bar at 151 Essex St., the former laugh Lounge space. The “Asian, Chino, Latino” restaurant will be permitted to stay open until 4 a.m.
  • The operators of a new venture called the “Taco Project” won approval for a full bar at 49 Clinton St., formerly The Clerkenwell. The place will be allowed to stay open until 3:30 a.m. on weekend evenings.
  • The board rejected a request from the owners of Bar Chevere, 181 Essex St., to upgrade their license from wine/beer to full bar. The restaurant is within 200 feet of P.S. 20; state law prohibits new liquor permits close to schools.
  • Wing Shoon, the Chinese seafood and dim sum restaurant at 165 East Broadway, was approved for a wine/beer license.
  • Christopher Miller of Miller’s Near & Far, 65 Rivington St., got the go-ahead for a new concept at 155 Rivington, formerly St. Jerome’s. The business will operate as a tavern with small plates.

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