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This week's Celebrity Settings.By Vanessa Karalis
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Plus: Colonie opens in Brooklyn Heights, DineTonite offers unlimited restaurant savings, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
Is Sin Sin going bye-bye?By Daniel Maurer
The loathed East Village bar is up for a liquor-license transfer.By Daniel Maurer
Two controversial venues have been exorcised, at least temporarily.By Daniel Maurer
Is the club that pitted B&T against Avenue B finally down for the count?By Daniel Maurer
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Prepare for Le Souk Harem.By Daniel Maurer
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Both clubs are fighting the SLA's refusal to renew their liquor licenses in court.
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And just like that, the mystery behind Le Souk’s weeklong closure is solved. A rep from the SLA tells us that the restaurant was suspended from October 19 until the 29th and fined $12,000 for failing to produce an open-flame permit on August 13, 2005, and failing to produce a Certificate of Occupancy and an assembly permit on January 5, 2006. Seven other charges were dismissed. Is this the end of it? You bet not! “There are still open cases which will be addressed in the future,” the SLA rep assures. In the meantime the place will be open for business tonight, so undo those top three buttons and party down. Earlier: Is Le Souk Finally Sunk?
Clinton Hill: The laundromat space on Greene Avenue near Grand has been leased to a gourmet store that will offer charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh flowers. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Insomnia Cookie specializes in late-night sweets delivery and wants a vehicle-equipped employee who can make it to NYU dorms without eating the booty (or trying to get some). [Eat for Victory/VV] Neighbors of Le Souk want the bouncers to stop chatting up girls and rein in the noisy crowds. [Villager] Long Island City: The owners of Italian restaurant Manducatis may be opening a 5,000-square-foot gourmet marketplace on Vernon Boulevard and even bringing gelato to the ice-cream war. [Joey in Astoria] Midtown West: The Copacabana closes its doors tomorrow night to make way for the number 7 subway line. [NYDN] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: One can only dream that the now-closed Access Point space could be taken over by a falafel purveyor. [Across the Park] Soho: Provence has just introduced brunch service sweetened up by items like cherry mimosas and chocolate-bread French toast. [Restaurant Girl]
Brooklyn Heights: Mike's Knife Sharpener, operating out of a truck, is back, spotted on Willow Street. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Dumbo: South Beach Wine & Food Festival may be re-created in this hood by next year, with help from the Food Network and Food & Wine. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: Gnocco's fine Roman-style pizza will now be available by the slice from noon to 4 p.m. [Grub Street] And the Italian restaurant Gemma, coming to the Bowery Hotel, looks to be on its way to an opening. [Down by the Hipster] Le Souk loses its liquor license, albeit temporarily. [Eater] Financial District: Gold St. debuts a menu of original cocktails including herbaceous recipes like a Lavender Martini and the Rosemary Cream. [Grub Street] Flatiron: A Voce to debut its new alfresco section, where you can repose in the sun and drink alcoholic Italian slurpees, among other things. [The Strong Buzz] Fort Greene: A new batch of local Devil's Doodad organic hot sauce is now available at the farmer's market. [Clinton Hill Blog] Harlem: Citarella's 125th Street branch now accepting food stamps. [NYM] Tickets now available for A Taste of Harlem held at City College's Great Hall on Wednesday, May 16. [Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: Unnamed market selling $22 chickens. [Dope on the Slope] Soho: To celebrate the arrival of new chef Wen Chen, Lucky Strike is offering a bizarre lottery that incorporates a Champagne bucket filled with table numbers, praying, and free meals for your entire party. [Gawker] Lure Fishbar will open for lunch and brunch starting Mother's Day weekend. [Grub Street]
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