Don’t you just love visual aids? This particular graphic explains most everything you need to know about Cocktail Bodega, the fruit-smoothie themed lounge from Sons of Essex operators Matt Levine and Michael Shah. Last night, Community Board 3’s alcohol licensing committee signaled its approval for a liquor permit at 205 Chrystie/19 Stanton.
Levine said there will be a restaurant on the first floor — a lounge on the lower level. Chef Roble (of Bravo-TV fame) is designing the menu, which will offer new twists to traditional street food. The applicants came to the meeting last night with letters from residents in support of the project, and more than a dozen people prepared to speak in favor of the concept. Shah, a real estate developer, recently purchased the building.
The CB3 committee signed off on a 4 a.m. closing time seven days a week. They did ask the operators to come up with a traffic management plan, since the area around Chrystie and Stanton is nightlife heavy. The Box is right there, as well as new venue Experimental Cocktail Club and the re-branded Inga at 141 Chrystie.