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Wine Bar Serving “Southeast Asian Street Food” Proposed at 49 Canal Street

49 Canal Street was once the home of Overseas Taste Malaysian restaurant.

It’s been several months since Overseas Taste Restaurant, a popular Malaysian spot, called it quits at 49 Canal Street.  Now community board documents show a new venture is in the works at this location. In January, Demetrios Klidonas will go before CB3 to detail plans for a wine bar serving tapas-style plates inspired by Southeast Asian street food.

Klidonas, who (according to his online profile) was involved wth Isadora’s Cafe on East 54th Street for 30 years, is seeking a full bar.  The restaurant would be open 11 a.m.-midnight weekdays and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on weekends.

This particular area has been attracting a lot of interest of late from real estate investors and nightlife operators.  The transformation of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building into a boutique hotel is a major reason why.  49 Canal Street is located between Ludlow and Orchard streets. It’s just a few steps away from Les Enfants Terribles and Clandestino.  Grotto and Forgetmenot are just a stone’s throw away on Division Street.

CB3’s SLA Committee will hear Klidonas’s pitch Monday, january 7 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the JASA/Green building, 200 East 5th Street.

Health Dept. Shutters Overseas Taste on Canal

Overseas Taste Restaurant

The city’s health inspectors closed neighborhood Malaysian restaurant Overseas Taste at 49 Canal St. yesterday, citing 10 violations of sanitary regulations totalling 82 points.

The problems noted included improper holding temperatures for both hot and cold foods, the presence of roaches and problems with plumbing and food-preparation surfaces.