Yesterday Gawker got the blogs buzzing when it said a restaurant vet named Mike’s apartment had become an underground hot spot. The Village Voice took the bait and sniffed out the location, and it’s safe to say its chances of being the “next Beatrice” are kaput. Meanwhile, another “next Beatrice,” Kenmare, has joined the ranks of nightspots that are under scrutiny.
The Daily News quotes the State Liquor Authority’s deputy chief executive officer as saying the Authority is “playing very close attention” to the restaurant (specifically, whether it’s a club masquerading as an eatery) after Fashion Week parties rankled at least one upstairs neighbor. Don’t even think about dancing here! This has to be a new low, and clearly a result of the SLA’s increased toe-hold in Manhattan — a venue catching heat from the dance police even before it opens?