More information on some of the applicants going before Community Board 3’s SLA Committee tonight…
As we noted when the agenda came out a few days ago, there appears to be an ownership change at Bunny Chow the year-old South African restaurant at 74 Orchard. According to documents filed with CB3, it seems that new owner is Robert Boose, part of the team that opened Ludlow Street taqueria Los Feliz.
There’s not a lot of information on the application — no clue what kind of food Boose and partner Robert Blatt plan to serve. They’re looking to transfer Bunny Chow’s full liquor license and be open seven days a week, noon-4am. There would be recorded music and an “occasional dj.”
By the way, our information about Bunny Chow and the proposed restaurant beneath the Sunshine Hotel (in an earlier post) comes directly from CB3’s web site. Recently community board staff began scanning applications and uploading them. In the past, residents had groused about the lack of information made available about applicants before SLA Committee meetings. Not all of the applications are online (some are submitted quite late), but the new service is a welcome step towards greater transparency. If you want to see all of the available applications, go to the community board’s home page, look under “CB3 resources” and click on the link that reads, “December SLA Questionnaires.”