Gee Whiz Diner Spinoff Denied Liquor License by CB1 Tribeca Committee

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Bacon, yes; bar, no. Photo: Tribeca's Kitchen

All of the residents of 52 Thomas Street signed a petition in advance of last night's Tribeca Committee portion of CB1 Manhattan's meeting in an effort to prevent incoming first-floor diner Tribeca's Kitchen from getting a liquor license. The restaurant is owned by partners of the nearby Gee Whiz Diner, a neighborhood staple for 24 years, but residents reportedly invoked "the children" as a reason why the Tribeca's Kitchen should be booze-free, and the committee voted 0-6 against the restaurant's plan to serve liquor. [Tribeca Citizen]