Ed McFarland Plans Ed’s Lobster Bar ‘Spinoff Concept’ for LES

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As fate would have it, that al fresco lobster burger isnt the only new thing in Ed McFarlands world Community Board 3 just released the agenda for its April 11 liquor license meeting and it seems Eds Lobster Bar has designs on the Sachikos space at 25 Clinton St. McFarland tells us its going to be an offshoot concept of Eds Lobster Bar (hmm, maybe that Italian seafood concept?) but says plans havent been finalized, and probably wont be until after the meeting. After that, hell lay low as far as expansion within New York goes, but tells us I do plan to expand further code for: hell look to other cities.

Elsewhere on the CB3 agenda, Downtown Dining LLC is aiming to take over the plagued 205 space (meaning that one of the few spots on the Lower East Side with a cabaret license could become a restaurant), Rhong Tiam may open another Express location in the Bia Garden space, Goat Town will try to succeed where its predecessor Butcher Bay gloriously failed and go for full liquor, and an enterprise going by the name of 4AB is aiming to take over the home of Butcher Bays sister restaurant Tonda.

CB3 Releases Agenda for April Liquor License Hearing [Lo-Down]