CB Smiles on Triple Crown, Approves Balthazar Barkeep's Bistro

Lindsey Robertson, wife of Triple Crown owner Myles Tipley, tells us that after a lot of wrestling with the community board, the hip-hop bars liquor license has been approved for transfer to Jeff Webber, who Robertson says is a bartender at Balthazar planning to open a lounge/wine bar/caf. Youll recall the diminutive space was at one point going to be sold to gym owner Mike Jaramillo, whos opening Vias on December 7.

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Openings & Buzz: Vias, Le Lupanar, and Gottino