The Slipper Room Will Become an Oyster Bar

From burlesque to bivalves.
From burlesque to bivalves.

From the sounds (or lack thereof) of it, last night's CB3 SLA committee meeting was an uneventful one, but there was one development of note: The former Slipper Room space will become an oyster bar.

The Lo-Down attended the meeting and reports that Rob Shamlian (Spitzer's Corner) and Frank Vivola (Bruschetteria) won approval for a liquor license for the bar, which they plan to open at the corner of Stanton and Orchard streets. The place will have some 70 seats, a 25-foot bar, and a seafood-centric menu featuring many raw-bar selections. And while it will sport a windowed facade, those windows will have to close at 10 every night.

And, speaking of noise, it looks like the Mamajuana Café won't be opening a second location in the old Tonic space; they withdrew their application shortly before last night's meeting. Hopefully Subway won't get any ideas.

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