Quirarte and Kliegman Cleared for Westway; Carbone and Torrisi Stumble on Parm
Eater hears that Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman’s West Village club, Westway, just got the State Liquor Authority’s approval for a license after much community quibbling and will open in mid-May. Not as lucky were another team, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. At last night’s Community Board 2 licensing-committee meeting, Carbone pled his case for a liquor license at his forthcoming concept Parm. Among other things, neighbors were concerned that the planned to-go window would cause congestion and voted not to support the application. In a separate post, Eater also has news about Kyo, a locally and sustainably minded Southeast Asian concept Marc Forgione will bring to 265 Elizabeth Street. The committee put off a decision about that, but weighed in on Corkbuzz, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, and an Asian-fusion concept from the owner of Caliente Cab Co.