Ed’s Lobster Bar May Come to Clinton Street, and Nom Wah Wants Liquor


The agenda for Community Board 3’s SLA April meeting just came out, and it’s got an awful lot of stuff on it. But there are a few items among the 40 applications that stick out. Chief among them is No. 28, an alteration/transfer/upgrade application from the folks at Ed’s Lobster Bar for the former Sachiko’s space at 25 Clinton Street.

Clinton Street, with is myriad restaurants and artisanal coffee haunts, would seem to be an ideal spot for lobster rolls, though whether the board will see it that way is another question entirely. The strip, after all, doesn’t exactly suffer from a dearth of liquor licenses.

And the restaurant may not be pushing lobster rolls: Owner Ed McFarland told Grub Street that it will be “an offshoot concept of Ed’s Lobster Bar.” He’ll undoubtedly be less vague when he’s taking questions from the CB3 firing squad.

Elsewhere, the newly reopened Nom Wah Tea Parlor has applied for a liquor license; while steamed spare ribs and pork sui mai have their charms, they’re undoubtedly nowhere near as lucrative as alcohol by volume. Let’s just hope that owner Wilson Tang hasn’t gotten any flaming-cocktail ideas from his neighbors at Apotheke …

And though Kurve/Rhong Tiam is currently being eviscerated, its owner, Andy Yang, is hoping to expand his brand farther downtown: He’s put in an application for an Express location at 154 Orchard Street, site of the endlessly expiring Bia Garden. Or was it Chinito? At this point, does anyone care enough to remember?

[Via The Lo-Down]

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