Max and Frankies Working on New Downtown Projects?

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Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine

Eater and EV Grieve have noticed some interesting morsels on the current Community Board agendas. First, in Community Board 2’s domain, it looks like Luigi Iasilli of Max is looking to take over Tonda’s space. And second, in Community Board 3’s world, none other than the Frankies seem to be opening a Spuntino at the long vacant 570 Hudson Street, on the corner of West 11th Street. Meanwhile, EV Grieve is worried about an application for a new license at the address of perennial “best dive” pick, the Blarney Cove, on East 14th Street. When we called, a bartender who admitted to being unfamiliar with the situation told us the owner had recently died (about two months ago) and speculated that his wife, who is now running the bar, is likely applying for a license in her name. According to the State Liquor Authority, the current license expires at the end of November.

Community Board No. 2: Calendar/Agenda [via Eater]
Community Board 3 Calendar [via Eater and EV Grieve]