We have a few new details about applicants going before Community Board 3’s liquor licensing panel next week.
- The team behind Dimes, the vegetarian friendly cubbyhole on Division Street, is angling to open “Dimes Superette” at 49 Canal St. This is the space currently occupied by Cochinita Dos. They’re looking for full liquor in a business that’s described as a “fast, casual concept” providing “ready-to-eat, grab-and-go” foods. There will be 20 tables and proposed hours are 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
- Something new could be cooking at 177 East Houston St., where Preserve 24 shuttered earlier year in one of the more spectacular nightlife flops on the Lower East Side (the place cost millions to build out). Now Terry Dunne and Paul O’Sullivan of “One and One” on 1st Avenue are hoping to create what’s described as a “French/Mexican fusion” spot. It’s a huge restaurant – 152 seats and bars on two floors – so this one could be quite a battle.
- Kenta Goto, who used to be the head bartender at Pegu Club, hopes to open his own place at 245 Eldridge St. In the former home of Zoe, he’s planning a 10-table izakaya with a weekend closing time of 2 a.m.
- Three months after winning approval from the board of the Seward Park Cooperative, the operators of a proposed kosher cafe at 357-361 Grand St. will finally be asking CB3 to support their request for a full liquor license. Lease negotiations are ongoing with the co-op, which owns the commercial space where local businessman Nathan plans to establish a 25 seat restaurant with an outdoor space. The application includes an extensive sample menu. items include organic eggs prepared any way you like them, a salad bar, a sandwich bar with smoked fish, veggie bacon tomato and cheese skewers and several fresh fish entrees (including salmon, tuna and durade). You can read the whole application, menu included, here.
CB3’s SLA Committee meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the district office, 59 East 4th St.