Nublu Gets Liquor License Approval From Community Board 3; Cheeky Sandwiches Gets Cheekier

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Keep the jazz coming. Photo: Yun Cee Ng

Noting that live jazz venues in the East Village are a "dying breed," CB3 Manhattan's SLA committee voted last night six to three to approve a full liquor license for Nublu, despite objections from committee chair Alexandra Militano, who cited its history of noise complaints. The ten-year-old club's owner Ihan Ersahin presented more than 200 signatures, however, and assured the committee that the noise complaints would stop after the club moved to 151 Avenue C, its new space, which is currently a vacant garage. Also victorious last night: The diminutive but mighty po' boy shop Cheeky Sandwiches on Orchard Street, which is looking to sell beer and wine throughout the restaurant, and to add seating in its basement, where it'll serve breakfast all day long. Owner Din Yates told Grub Street he will move forward just as soon as the DOB signs off on plans to renovate the restaurant's lower level. [Earlier]