Food and Beverage – NoHo Update
Can Carlos – The planned and negotiated takeover of the Bianca location at 5 Bleecker is evidently on hold. We understand from the building owner that Bianca has ignored their lease cancellation and instead has resorted to legal proceedings. In the meantime new owner, Jean-Francois Marchand of Can Carlos NYC LLC is waiting in the wings to renovate the venue.
The new establishment will open at 5pm and close at 11pm from Sunday through Wednesday; and open at 5pm and close at 12am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The applicant does not intend to open at lunch time, but reserves the right to do so in the future. The inside capacity and Public Assembly Permit attached to this license will reflect the following maximum usage: 18 tables and 45 table seats. Mr. Marchand has signed a Community Memorandum of Understanding with the NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders.
Acme at 9 Great Jones St. – Last month’s Corporate Change application will not affect ACME’s management team or method of operation. In fact the new corporation Mr. Jonesing, LLC, dba ACME acknowledges the principals of the new corporation, Huy Chi Lee, Jean-Marc Houmard and Jon Neidich has signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, reflecting all previous stipulations and agreements.
Chef Club NY, Inc. d/b/a Chef’s Club by Food & Wine, 295 Lafayette St. 10012 – This application to be heard a second time at CB#2 is NOT in NoHo…nor is its actual address 295 Lafayette St. Instead its entrance is on Mulberry St. south of the REI entrances in the Puck Building. Though a supporter of various street changes on that block of Mulberry St (betw Houston and Prince) and of the restorations at St. Patrick’s Basilica, we are most apprehensive that this new entity, seeking a full OP license where previously there hasn’t been one, has no Community Agreement in place regarding its operation in this small quiet block faced with old style tenement apartments and next to the fancy renovated condo building at 275 Lafayette St., tiny Jersey St. and a small New York Public Library. September coverage can be found at Eater.com
Butter, at 415 Lafayette is on the November agenda at CB#2’s SLA Committee and listed as an entity to be formed by Scott Sartiano.
You will find September coverage at Eater.com on Mr. Sartiano’s plan to open a new Butter location uptown on West 45th St.
We have no further knowledge of the plans for the Butter location on Lafayette, though NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders has reached out for a discussion prior to the CB#2 hearing.
Forcella – 334 Bowery – It is rumored that the original investors in this quirky pizzaria are looking to be replaced and that founding chef and operator, Giulio Adriani is planning to leave for the West Coast to open a location in California. What we do know for sure is that they are installing a take-out counter to sell pizza by the slice, a significant departure from their vowed sit-down restaurant with full menu that required their wine and beer license. Stay tuned for an announcement of longer hours, too.
Pulinos -282 Bowery is planning to become French. A la Eater.com : Keith McNally is planning to close his youngest New York restaurant, Pulino’s, at the beginning of January for a complete overhaul. The space will reopen in March as a new French restaurant called Cherche Midi.
The Standard East Village – Cooper Square is revealing the handsome brick exterior of one their new restaurant spaces, and the pretty blue facade of another venue. Andre Balazs has kept a tight lip about the new dining and nightlife projects at the hotel, but one component, Cafe Standard, is slated to open on this week (Nov. 6, 2013). Again, coverage at Eater