The Mott Tries to Get on the Neighborhood’s Good Side

Photo: Randi Eichenbaum

The Mott has posted fliers around Nolita urging neighbors to get in contact with management before the restaurant’s liquor-license hearing at next month’s Community Board 2 meeting. Smart move. But why is a nearby wine store recommending you pick up a bottle for the restaurant’s BYOB policy? Liquor law prevents restaurants from offering BYOB while they wait for a license, and violating wouldn’t be the best way to endear yourself to the neighbors. Actually, when we called the Mott to ascertain whether we could bring our own, we were told we could not. Better let the wine store know.