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After Morphing into a Bar, Le Lupanar Seeks CB3’s Blessing

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Photo by Andrew Karcie/New York Magazine.

Community Board 3 is out with the May agenda for its liquor licensing committee. As always, there are some interesting items. Catching our eye, item #22, Le Lupanar’s quest to change its “method of operation” from a restaurant to a bar.

As we reported earlier this month, the NYPD had taken the establishment at 103 Essex to court, in part because it is violating an agreement with CB3 and the State Liquor Authority to close at midnight (and to be a food-focused business).

Now, apparently,  Le Lupanar wants the community board’s support in officially changing its business model (this one probably won’t go over so well with the committee).  Incidentally, Le Lupanar has been closed recently, according to Facebook, due to water damage. Other noteworthy applications:

  • Rhong Tiam, the Thai restaurant going into 154 Orchard, wants a beer/wine license.
  • A Casa Fox, 173 Orchard, is looking to serve alcohol in a new sidewalk cafe.
  • Peels, 325 Bowery, is also seeking a sidewalk cafe license.
  • Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard, hopes to become a full-on club, upgrading to a cabaret license.
  • Matt Levine is back on the agenda, apparently trying once again to transfer Mason Dixon’s license to a new restaurant he hopes to open at 133 Essex.
  • The Eldridge Bistro wants a wine license at 245 Elrdidge, the home of the shuttered Satsko siushi/sake bar.

The meeting takes place Monday, May 16th, at the JASA/Green Residence, 200 East 5th Street, 630pm.

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