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Liquor Licenses

  1. Lawsuits
    Supreme Court Overturns Revocation of Le Souk’s Liquor LicenseThere wasn’t enough evidence to determine that the boîte had become overcrowded.
  2. Community Boards
    Today in NIMBYism: Cooper Square Hotel, Grand Park, and Westville“Attention Cooper Square Hotel douchebags … ”
  3. Reopenings
    Le Souk Finally Leaves East VillageThe club will open in Greenwich Village in mid-June.
  4. The Great Outdoors
    It’s Finally Happening: Motorino Will Open Boozy Back Patio TomorrowA look at the wine and beer menu.
  5. Booze News
    Two Liquor Petitions Work Better Than One?Plus, plans for the inevitable: a bánh mì truck!
  6. Booze News
    Glorious Day: Motorino Gets Liquor LicenseThe wait is finally over!
  7. Booze News
    Motorino May Finally End Dry Spell, Get Booze TomorrowA sneak peek at the pizzeria’s beverage program.
  8. Reopenings
    We Won’t Have Luca Lounge’s Garden to Hang Out in AnymoreThe restaurant was forced to abandon its outdoor garden and it’s going to be difficult for someone else to take it over.
  9. Big Brother
    Buzzkill: SLA Nips Emporio’s BYOB in the BudEven after a bribery raid, the SLA still has time to crack down on DIYers.
  10. Crooked Reign
    SLA Offices Raided on Suspicion of BriberyWill this make it easier for restaurants to score liquor licenses quickly?
  11. BYOB
    La Superior Says Hasta La Vista to BYOBBut other Brooklyn spots are still letting you bring your own!
  12. Menu Changes
    The BYOB Well Runs Dry at MotorinoYou’ll no longer be allowed to bring your own bottle to Williamsburg’s most popular BYOB destination.
  13. Reopenings
    Market Diner Scores Booze to Go With Those Disco FriesOutdoor seating coming soon!
  14. Community Boards
    Marty-Mark Fights for Right to PartyMarkowitz offers a reality check to Brooklyn’s increasingly strict CB2.
  15. Community Boards
    Brooklyn’s CB2 Votes Down Booze for ‘Beautiful Restaurant’Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 has voted to support the Dumbo resident who sent us a letter protesting the prospect of booze at what was said to be a sandwich shop.
  16. Community Boards
    Dumbo Resident’s Plea: No Booze for Sandwiches“I can’t imagine why a little sandwich shop would need a liquor license.”
  17. Openings
    New Chipotles Offer Free Burritos and Maybe MargaritasFree Burrito Day!
  18. Politics As Usual
    Whistle-blowingThe head of the SLA says a Paterson aide tried to pressure him into voting for Cipriani’s liquor-license renewal.
  19. Le Scandale
    The Box Talks: Hammerstein and Performers Speak on ScandalAn in-depth look into downtown’s controversial cabaret.
  20. Sleaze
    Manhattan’s Most Blatantly Illegal Club Is Definitely Gone for GoodThe State Liquor Authority has put its final kiss of death on a Midtown West bastion of sleaze.
  21. Menu Makeovers
    Twomey Twofer: Bar Carrera Gets Wine, Solex Gets PizzettesWith Fran Derby gone to Momofuku Ssäm, Bar Carrera is using its brick oven for delectable pizzas.
  22. Booze News
    Sweet, Sweet Liquor Finally Flows at JoeDoeAnd we’ve got the drinks list.
  23. Booze News
    Mercadito in the ClearThe State Liquor Authority has renewed the cantina’s liquor license.
  24. CB3
    Have a Drink at MercaditoThe liquor license is good, for now.
  25. Community Bored
    Beatrice Denied at CB Meeting; McNally, Carmellini, and Travertine Get the NodLast call for the Beatrice Inn?
  26. Pizza and Beer
    Two Boots Owner Wants Some Grown-up TimeThe family-friendly pizzeria got a liquor license.
  27. Community Bored
    CB3 Snubs the Box, Mercury Dime, and Mercadito, Shows Some Love to SeymourSasha Petraske’s coffee shop may not be getting wine; E.U. looks good for outdoor booze.
  28. Mediavore
    Food Prices Up, Lobster Prices Down; Coca-Cola Looking to Best Pepsi in ChinaA hot–dog cart goes up in flames, New Yorkers like cheap pizza, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  29. NewsFeed
    Is New York Becoming a 2 A.M. Town?Community boards are increasingly placing restrictions on hours when they recommend bars for liquor licenses.
  30. Mediavore
    Supersizing Wall Street; Sizzler Threatens MidtownRice shortages in Australia, Vongerichten considers Vancouver, and more in today’s food news.
  31. Back of the House
    David Bouley Tries to End-run His FoesDavid Bouley isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet in his struggle to get a liquor license for Brushstrokes, his new Japanese restaurant, Eater reports.
  32. NewsFeed
    David Bouley Stymied by Community Board 1 in Move That’s Increasingly CommonAs Grub readers know, community-board-meeting shitshows end up determining what you eat, drink, and, in the case of the abandoned Forty Deuce space (which will now house Chris Eddy’s sushi spot), what sort of celebs and semi-nudity you may or may not be able to feast your eyes upon on a Monday night. Consider the case of recently opened Mercury Dime, which wanted wine, but ended up serving coffee. Or the plight of Death & Co., which now has to close at midnight and may end up gone for good. Or David Bouley’s attempt to open Brushstrokes, which Eater reports was again stymied by Community Board 1 last night, though Bouley will have one more chance to plead his case later this month.
  33. Mediavore
    No Liquor Love for Momofuku Ko and Veselka Bowery; Boulud and Keller Hit DubaiMomofuku Ko may be ready to open in a couple of weeks, but they’ll have to get by with serving only wine and beer, since David Chang’s rep neglected to bring the necessary petitions to the liquor-license hearing last night. [Eater] Veselka Bowery was also denied a liquor license by Community Board 3 last night, but unlike Momofuku Ko, it doesn’t seem like they’ll ever be granted one, thanks to Daniel Boulud’s nearby liquored-up establishment. [Eater] Related: Veselka II Is Coming — Let the Burger War Begin Don’t be afraid to ask your waiter to put your leftovers in a doggie bag. After all, you did pay for that food. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  34. NewsFeed
    It’s Official: DBGB Won’t Be BYOBAll systems are go for DBGB, or whatever Daniel Boulud’s concept burger joint will be called. Community Board 2 granted the restaurateur a liquor license with hardly any hassle at all, according to spokeswoman Georgette Farkas. “Now we can go ahead and plan and design our restaurant, which will probably open in late 2008.” And the controversial DBGB name? Is that still a go? “We really don’t know yet,” Farkas tells us. “We were having a little fun with it, but we’ll have to see where it goes. Whatever the right thing ends up being, we’ll do the right thing.” And they’ll do it with a fully stocked bar.
  35. Openings
    You Bring the Booze; Micro Sushi Joint Brings the Sexy Note to new sushi joints: Why not skip the cookie-cutter blonde-wood stuff and get hyphy with it, like the two-week-old Genji? Chef Miji, who rolled rice in Tokyo for 30 years, can now be found wiggling to dreamy, upbeat J-pop behind the three-seat bar of his new restaurant, which is situated on the upwardly mobile, far-east stretch of 14th Street. Miji’s offering up heaping servings of sweet, chilled uni from California; Botan, a jumbo Japanese shrimp that’s split into a slithery sashimi tail and a salty tempura head; and a delicate mash of rock shrimp, salmon, and cod paste. For those disinclined to try the seafood, there’s also yakitori skewers and soba and udon soups. Genji’s four-month struggle for a wine and sake license isn’t resolved yet, so BYO. —Daniel Maurer Genji Sushi, 424-A E. 14th St. at First Ave.; 212-388-1127
  36. Openings
    The LES Slips a New Bar by the SLAIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Lower Eastpacking District bar opening with full liquor license! Naked Earth coffee-shop owner Shuki Kazaz has teamed up with first-timer Stephen Schuler to open a “classy dive” with a fifties pinup-theme in the diminutive space that once housed Lulu’s Gourmet Coffee. Turns out the owner of Lulu’s had a liquor license up his sleeve, and the new proprietors are using it to prepare variations on classic cocktails, as well as a “bubblegum martini” created by a bartender at Schiller’s (rest assured, the concoction doesn’t contain Juicy Fruit). Delivery from Schiller’s is also available. So why can’t you order from the neighboring Tides? “Pinups and seafood don’t really mix,” Schuler says. —Daniel Maurer Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St., nr. Delancey St.; 917-434-9072. Opens fully January 18.