Restaurant Eyeing 221 East Broadway Removed From CB3 Docket

Since we posted Community Board 3’s agenda last week, we’ve been getting quite a few questions from readers about a restaurant that appeared to be moving into 221 East Broadway, the old Mayflower Hotel building.  According to the agenda, a place called the “Pigeon Cafe” was seeking a full bar in this vacant corner spot.

Neighbors hungry for more dining options on the “Lower Lower East Side” will be disappointed to hear this item has now been removed from the SLA Committee’s January 10th docket.  David Slaven of Red Brick Properties, the owner of the building, tells us he’s never heard of “Pigeon Cafe.”  Several prospective tenants (including some restaurant operators) have seen the space but, as of yesterday, no one was close to signing a lease.