CB3 Agenda Hints at New Projects For El Sombrero, Max Fish, Motor City Spaces

127 Ludlow St., the former home of Motor City.

We’re about to find out what the future holds for three beloved Ludlow Street hangouts. Community Board 3’s October liquor license agenda offers several clues.

127 Ludlow St., the former home of Motor City.
127 Ludlow St., the former home of Motor City.

First off, Artichoke Pizza, the popular chainlet that started on East 14th Street, is applying for a full bar at 108 Stanton St.  Since 1984, it’s been home to El Sombrero, a place that’s been on the ropes for a long time.  Second, a new bar appears to be coming to 127 Ludlow, where Motor City kept it real for 17 years before closing this past summer.  Same goes for another legendary spot that succumbed to high rents in the past few months, the Max Fish space at 178 Ludlow St.  In both cases, the agenda does not indicate any useful information about the applicants; we’ll have to wait for the applications to be posted online.

There are other items of interest on the docket. A company going by the name “Alegre Orchard LLC” is gunning for the former Orchard House location at 146 Orchard St.  Another venture, unnamed at this point, wants to take over the Local 269 space at 269 East Houston. A new bar appears to be in the works at 151 Rivington.  And Yunnan Kitchen, at 79 Clinton St., hopes to upgrade from a beer/wine permit to a full bar. Finally, there’s confirmation that Russ & Daughters will go before the CB3 committee next month to request a full bar for a new cafe they plan to open at 127 Orchard St. They’re already collecting petition signatures at the shop, located at 179 East Houston.

Here’s the full agenda:

SLA & DCA Licensing Committee
Monday, October 7 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm (two sessions)
Community Board 3 Office – 59 East 4th Street (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)
applicant’s name follow by current owner if applicable

1.    FY’2015 Capital & Expense Priorities
Renewal with Complaint History
2.    IMOK, 247 Eldridge St op)
3.    Il Bagatto, 192 E 2nd St (op)
Applications within Saturated Areas
4.    Brownstone Lounge and Grill, 240 E 4th St (op) (aka 50 Ave B) (Affaire)
5.    JMDR 127 Ludlow LLC, 127 Ludlow St (op)
6.    To be Determined, 178 Ludlow St (op)
7.    Yemma Bar Corp, 125 Rivington St (op)
8.    Whynot Orchard LLC, 175 Orchard St (op)
9.    Spiegel (Spiegel Inc), 26 1st Ave (wb)
10.    Maiden Lane (Yardbird LLC), 162 Ave B (alt/wb/extend hours to 2am Sun-Sat)
11.    The Delancey (ADR Restaurant Inc), 168 Delancey St (op/live music in basement only)
12.    Antler Dispensary Inc, 123 Allen St (wb/extend hours Thur/Fri/Sat to 4am)
New Liquor License Applications
13.    Fourthgen LLC, 127 Orchard St (op)
14.    Yunnan Kitchen (The China Bull Noodle Shop LLC), 79 Clinton St (upgrade to op)
15.    99 Cent Italian Taste Pizza, 174 Delancey St (wb)
16.    Mee Noodle Shop (Mee Enterprise Inc), 223 1st Ave (wb)
17.    Artichoke Basille’s Pizza (Stanton Restaurant Associates LLC), 108 Stanton St (op)
18.    To be Determined, 269 E Houston St (op)
19.    The Egg Shop, 43 Canal St (op)
20.    To be Determined, 151 Rivington St (op)
21.    Alegre (Alegre Orchard LLC), 146 Orchard St (op)
22.    To be Determined, 8 Extra Pl (op)
23.    To be Determined, 17 Stanton St (op)
24.    Huertas (Molinero LLC), 107 1st Ave (wb)
25.    Yi Zhang Fish Ball (J 2 Gao Inc), 41 Monroe (wb)
Corporate Change (not heard at committee)
26.    Cafe Rakka (Aghapy Corp), 81 St Marks Pl (wb)
Old Business-complaint
27.    The DL/Dinner on Ludlow (93 Ludlow St Inc), 95 Delancey St (op)

b=beer only | wb=wine & beer only | op=liquor, wine, & beer | alt=alterations