Todd P Plans East Village Live Venue While Others Face the Music

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Photo: Courtesy of Todd P

Last week, it was the Prime 6 controversy. (The latest: The local BID is telling neighbors to reserve judgment and the owner tells the Journal that he wont host live music at his upscale restaurant unless Jay-Z shows up, natch.) This week, DNA Info reports that a new Inwood wine bar and beer garden, Ouva, has launched a petition to keep its outdoor performances, which the neighbors are trying to get rid of. And heres another potential fight on the horizon: According to DNA Info, Two Boots founder Phil Hartman is coming back to the Mo Pitkins space and will team up with Javan Damadian of the two-story buildings most recent inhabitants (Aces & Eights) as well as underground indie promoter Todd Patrick (aka Todd P) to open a restaurant and performance venue there. If he can get past those Community Board 3 killjoys, of course.

Update: Todd Patrick tells us more about the venue he's opening with Phil Hartman and architect Mike House, and clarifies that the only holdover from Aces & Eights is lease holder Javan Damadian, who wasn't a manging partner.

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