Back in March we told you about Saluggi’s, an Italian restaurant coming to the space most recently occupied by the Comfort Diner at 399 Grand St. Now there are a few new details about the new business — from a liquor license application posted on Community Board 3’s website.
The owners are William Wall and Christopher Keane. They both run Saluggi’s on Church Street in Tribeca. Wall is also one of the operators of Nancy Whiskey, the dive bar at 1 Lispenard St.
On Grand Street, they’re requesting a full liquor permit with operating hours during the week from 8 a.m.-1 a.m. and weekends until 2 a.m. They’d like permission to stay open until 2 a.m. on holidays. A main feature of the restaurant will be an 18-seat bar running along the western wall of the space. Like Nancy Whiskey, “Saluggi’s East” will have a shuffleboard table. The menu attached to the application includes brick-oven pizzas, pasta dishes, hero sandwiches, salads and chicken wings.
The application will be considered at the Monday, May 16 meeting of CB3’s liquor licensing committee. It will be held in the community room at 10 Stanton St., at 6:30 p.m. The Comfort Diner closed abruptly last summer after just nine months in business.
NOTE: A previous version of this story indicated that the owners were requesting a 4 a.m. closing time on holidays. We heard from Bill Wall, one of the applicants, who said they’re actually asking for a 2 a.m. closing on holidays; the application uploaded to CB3’s website lists the wrong time.