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New restaurant plans for 304 E. 6th St. and 117 Avenue A

Restauranteur Huey Cheng, who currently operates Raku on Sixth Street and Kura on St. Mark’s Place, is the applicant of record for two proposed establishments seeking new liquor licenses in front of CB3’s SLA committee this month.

Here’s a look:

• Entity to be formed by H Cheng, 117 Ave. A (pictured above)

There’s not too much information about the unnamed project here between Seventh Street and St. Mark’s Place. According to the questionnaire on file at the CB3 website (PDF here), the establishment will serve “New Age American food.”

The proposed hours: noon to 2 a.m. daily. The seating chart shows 14 tables to accommodate 62 guests as well as a 14-seat bar.

The previous occupant, the Black Rose, closed last April after nearly two years in business. No. 117 was the longtime home, until August 2013, of the Odessa Cafe & Bar.

• Entity to be formed by Huey Cheng, 304 E 6th St

Cheng’s name is also attached to an application at 304 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Again, not much information on the questionnaire for view at the CB3 website. (PDF here.)

The food is described as “New Age American/Pan-Asian.” The proposed hours are daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

This address is currently Mayahuel Mariposa, which was Mayahuel. There was some reported conflict over rent and naming rights after Ravi DeRossi and Co. departed and building owner Keith Siilats reopened the space under the same name. (Eater has a recap here.) Now it appears Siilats has a new team taking over the operation.

The CB3-SLA meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the Public Hotel, 17th Floor, Sophia Room, 215 Chrystie St. between Houston and Stanton. Other applicants this month include Bubbleology Tea and the team behind Entwine eyeing the former Golden Market.

By the way, this is the second of the CB3-SLA committee meetings this month. Last Monday’s meeting at the Perseverance House Community Room on Fifth Street included the license upgrade for Club Cumming.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Black Rose, ‘a neighborhood rock and roll bar,’ opening in the former Odessa Cafe and Bar space (73 comments)




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