Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Battle Paused

••• It looks like the hoist at 56 Leonard is finally being dismantled.

56-leonard••• The State Liquor Authority hearing on Buddha Bar was yesterday. The applicant was heard for a time, then the hearing was adjourned, probably for two weeks.

••• Someone who would know told me that Fowler & Wells, Tom Colicchio’s restaurant in the Beekman hotel, is in friends-and-family mode, but then yesterday the doorman said that the restaurant is a good two weeks from opening (with Augustine slated for sometime after that).

••• Having been told that part of the 101 Leonard storefront will be a café, I ran across the street to see what this new signage said. Alas, it’s an ad for Target. “Lower East Side Table” isn’t an in-store Jewish restaurant; it’s just a pun on “side table.” Around the corner are “Taxi Cabinet” and “Fine China Town.” Minnesota humor!

target-ad-on-101-leonard••• Gilded Age has closed its shop on Front Street in the Seaport.