Last June, Community Board 3 gave the middle finger to Frank Prisinzano’s plans for a “simple Italian cafeteria” on Avenue A. But it looks like he’ll try his luck again at the CB3 SLA meeting next Monday when he makes the case for Sauce, the restaurant he’s apparently planning to open in the old Kampuchea Noodle Bar/Bun & Co. space.
Bowery Boogie reports that Prisinzano, who owns Lil’ Frankie’s, Frank’s, and Supper, has filed documents with CB3 for a restaurant with 29 tables, a stand-up bar, and a maximum occupancy of 130 diners, and employing a whopping 82 workers.
In the past, CB3 has complained that the East Village is saturated with Italian restaurants. Perhaps they’ll feel differently about the Lower East Side, though the neighborhood certainly isn’t wanting for liquor licenses. The 82 workers thing may be problematic, too. But hey, at least it’s not another frozen yogurt chain.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 6, 2011