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SLA Shows No Malice to the Palace, Allows Reopening

No Malice Palace owner Phil Sherman e-mails to let us know that our favorite bar for an impromptu dance party will reopen after liquor-license quibbles: “We will re-open Friday night to rock the house once again. (Poss Thurs). The No Malice is back.” Not only is this good news, but it also solves the age-old question of what to call the place for short — the Palace? No-Mal Pal? From the owner’s mouth to your ears, it’s “The No Malice.” Earlier: Momofuku Ko Hoping to Open in Two Weeks; No Malice Palace Prevails

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Liquor-License Snafu Holds Up No Malice Palace's Reopening

Earlier this week we brought news that one of our favorite spots No Malice Palace is temporarily closed for what owner Phil Sherman told us was some sprucing up. And now— the rest of the story! It turns out the Palace’s liquor license expired on January 31. Sherman tells us he applied for a renewal as usual, but this year the Community Board decided to enforce a law that allows it to require a bar or restaurant to inform them thirty days before an application is filed. For what it’s worth Sherman also says the SLA and his lawyer have assured him that a renewal will be granted and he’s still hoping to open this weekend, or at the latest February 17. On Monday he’ll have to go before the board to address complaints about his backyard. We assume he’ll have a harder time than Momofuku Ko— which is stating its case for a license during that same meeting— but in any case we wish him luck. Earlier: No Malice Palace Closes, But Only for a Moment

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No Malice Palace Closes, But Only for a Moment

We were a little worried when a friend of Grub Street told us that No Malice Palace was closed this weekend — after all, the bar is our favorite spot for an impromptu dance party, not to mention a good place for a back-patio birthday get-together. No worries, though— owner Phil Sherman assures us that although he closed the joint last Thursday for minor repairs and a bit of sprucing up, he expects to open by next weekend if not this one. Party on, dudes! Best of New York 2007: Best Bar for An Impromptu Dance Party [NYM]

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