Community Board 3 has posted its April agenda online. As always, the SLA Committee has a rather full plate. You can see the complete list of applicants seeking liquor licenses here. A few highlights:
- 59 Canal (between Orchard and Allen) may live again as a nightlife destination. This spot was once the Swat Bar, which hosted underground dj parties and was also a karaoke parlor. Robert Boose is looking to transfer an existing license to a new, unnamed establishment.
- The guys from TPoutine (168 Ludlow) will return to CB3 for a third time. Last month, they voluntarily withdrew their application, after committee members made it clear they needed to demonstrate overwhelming community support for another liquor license in a saturated area.
- A business listed as “Brooklyn Local Draft LLC” is applying to transfer a license at 161 East Houston. This location is currently Oliva, the popular Spanish tapas place on the corner of Allen and Houston.
- As previously reported, An Choi (85 Orchard) is expanding. The Bui boys will go before CB3, looking to extend their wine/beer license into the adjoining space (formerly a sandwich shop).
- The Meatball Shop wants to extend its liquor license to a sidewalk cafe.
- The Nonna Apa Pizzeria on Clinton Street is trying for a wine license.
- L’Oubli wants permission for a full bar at 188 Suffolk.
- A place called “Thirsty’s” is applying for a wine license at 86 Clinton (Rivington).
- And finally, an unnamed restaurant, is looking for a wine/beer license at 101 Stanton. That’s where Organic Avenue used to be located before moving.