Community Board 3 Unleashes May SLA Agenda


Community Board 3 has just released its May SLA committee meeting agenda, auguring possibly a few interesting developments in Lower East Side/East Village restaurant news:

Eddie Huang’s Xiao Ye (ne Crackhaus), which will be located in the former Blue Elm space on Orchard Street, is trying once again for a full liquor license. Perhaps the board will be more sympathetic to the new name.

Clinton Street will be getting a new bar in the form of CULTUREfix, which is known as Thirsty’s on the meeting agenda. Its owners have been detailing the evolution of their establishment, which will be located at 9 Clinton Street, on their Facebook page. They changed the name this week in “an effort to represent our business model more thoroughly.”

Also on Clinton Street, someone’s looking to open a new business at no. 63, former home of Cube 63 and Savory NY.

The fate of the Allen & Delancey space remains undetermined, with both an unnamed Corp to be Formed and the Allen & Delancey Restaurant Group applying for a liquor license.

Also, something called Les Crepes has designs on 188 Allen Street, which is currently occupied by Lea, a panini and crepes bar that never actually seems to be open.

Over at 195 Chrystie Street, a mixed-use loft/office building and onetime Talking Heads HQ, a new bar called the Ocean Club looks like it’s in the works.

And at 40 Rivington Street, the era of painfully self-conscious urban locavorism may reach its apotheosis with something called the Gentleman Farmer.

The meeting is on May 17; interested parties should start stockpiling NoDoz and neck pillows now.