Chef Bill Telepan Is Opening a Tribeca Restaurant

telepan duck riceIt’s time once again to pick through the preliminary agendas for the monthly CB1 committee meetings. They’re subject to change, so if an issue is important to you, check here before heading off to the meeting. My comments are underlined. (If you only care about Tribeca, scroll down to the photo.)

1/2 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• 94 ½ Greenwich Street, application for a wine and beer license for De Novo New York Inc. d/b/a Café de Novo – Resolution Nothing online.
• Application for liquor license for 85 West Street for Bills DTM NY LLC, d/b/a to be determined – Resolution As in Bill’s Bar & Burger, the BR Guest chain; news of this outpost first surfaced in November.
• 44 Trinity Place, application for liquor license for WBGBK, Inc. d/b/a Wogie’s – Resolution As in cheesesteaks.
• 25 Broadway, application for Board of Standards and Appeals Special Permit for a physical culture establishment – Resolution Any sort of gym or fitness studio (if it has showers, if I remember correctly) needs this permit. It’s a morals thing.
• 110/20 Church Street, application for extension of a Board of Standards and Appeals Special Permit for a physical culture establishment – Resolution That’s the building (at Park Place) with De Janeiro on the ground floor. This is just a hunch, but could SoulCycle be getting some competition?
• 9/11 Memorial Family Day Street Activity Permit application for Vesey Street between Church Street and Broadway, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm – Resolution
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—6 Stone Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for A Square B Inc., d/b/a Murphy’s Tavern
—5 Hanover Square, application for renewal of wine and beer license for 5 Hanover Farm Inc.
—20 Maiden Lane a/k/a 51 Wall Street, application for renewal of hotel liquor license for Maiden Hotel LLC d/b/a Holiday Inn Wall Street
—Castle Clinton at Battery Park, application for renewal of motorized vessel license for John James Audubon Vessel
—Castle Clinton at Battery Park, application for renewal of motorized vessel license for Bay State Vessel

1/3 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Silverstein Properties – Update by Glenn Guzi and Quentin Brathwaite, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
• Bikeshare Program – Update by Department of Transportation

1/8 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• Strengthening national gun control laws and policies – Resolution

industria argentina 129121/9 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• 50 Varick St., application for liquor license for Spring Studios New York – Resolution The big production studio and event space opposite the Holland Tunnel offramps; it was supposed to be discussed last month but got pushed. At least one member is convinced it’ll become a nightclub, so this will be contentious..
• Fresh Direct – Discussion One member is annoyed with the trucks parking on W. Broadway, next to the Con Ed substation.
• 43 Murray Street, application for liquor license for London 41 – Resolution The owner of Mudville 9 on Chambers is said to be opening a wine bar in the Eamonn’s space.
• 329 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for Telepan Local – Resolution Exciting! I had heard that chef Bill Telepan (of Telepan restaurant on the Upper West Side) was sniffing around Tribeca—he had reportedly been interested in the Duane Park space before Marc Forgione & Co. snapped it up for Kio—and now we know where he landed: in the old Industria Argentina space. Some of you may recall that he briefly opened a pop-up restaurant in Pécan café a while back (which is where the photo at top is from).
• 175 Franklin Street, application for liquor license for TBD – Resolution Very interesting…. This is the space next to the old firehouse next to Tamarind. It’s been empty since I started paying attention to Tribeca; perhaps someone can enlighten us as to whether a restaurant has ever been there. (If not, and the space needs to be vented, it’s a big project. And if it’s just a bar, the neighbors will surely be up in arms.)
• 305 Church Street, application for liquor license for Los Americanos – Resolution I’ve been meaning to mention that the restaurant taking over the Pane Panelle space will indeed be Mexican (and not Spanish), and now we have a name: Los Americanos. I guess it beats The Three Amigos….
• 361 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for TBD – Resolution Oh, dear. I guess this means that Flor de Sol is leaving…. Although sometimes CB1 does mix up addresses…. I’ll call later today to see if they’re talking about it yet.
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—126 Chambers Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Mudville
—339 Broadway, application for renewal of wine and beer license for 339 Broadway Corp.

1/10 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• 40 Peck Slip, application for Rooftop addition, façade restoration and window replacement – Resolution

1/14 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49 -51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• Pier 17 post-Sandy – Update by Chris Curry, Senior Vice-President, Howard Hughes Corporation
• 29-37 Beekman Street, application for a Board of Standards and Appeals zoning variance to allow construction of a new 34-story, 760-bed dormitory for Pace University – Resolution Ugh, 760 beds?
• 246 Front Street, application for extension of time to complete construction of a new residential building with a Board of Standards and Appeals zoning variance granted in 2005 – Resolution I imagine the plans to build there got pushed back by Sandy.
• 22 Peck Slip, application for renewal of a sidewalk cafe license for Meade’s – Resolution
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—213 Front Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Stella, Manhattan Bistro
—2 Lafayette Street, application for renewal of restaurant wine and beer license for Corte Café

1/15 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: TBD They really don’t know yet?
• NY Waterways Ferry Re-powering Program – Update by CEO Paul Goodman (tentative)
• Traffic Signals – Update by Joshua Kraus, NYC DOT
• Tour bus parking violations – Update by Joshua Kraus, NYC DOT
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Discussion
• The following notices have been received for BPCA permit requests:
—Common Cents run/walk through Battery Park City on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 9:45am to 12:00pm
—American Friends of Rabin Medical Center run/walk through Battery Park City on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
—American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk through Battery Park City on Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
—National September 11 Memorial & Museum walk/run through Battery Park City on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
—Tunnel to Towers Foundation run through Battery Park City on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
—7th Annual Breathe Deep NYC Walk through Battery Park City on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

1/16 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Emergency Preparedness Lessons Learned – Resolution
• Committee Reports

1/17 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Update on Construction Projects in Lower Manhattan by Robin Forst, Deputy Executive Director, LMCCC (invited)
• Tobacco Advertisements Targeting Youth – Presentation and Resolution by Lisa Spitzer of the American Lung Association
• World Trade Center Health Registry 2012 Report – Update (tentative)
• First Aid Forum – Planning
• Voting, Same-Day Registration, and No-Excuse Absentee Voting in NYC – Manhattan Borough Board Resolution

1/22 CB #1 Monthly Meeting– 6:00 PM
Location: 3 Legged Dog Arts & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street

Comments are closed.