••• In the Community Board 1 agendas for March, there was a mysterious bar/lounge liquor-license application for 61-69 Barclay. I wondered if it could be for the roof of 100 Church (which is where 61-69 Barclay is), but it’s not. Shane Benson of New York Vintners on Warren is opening an “indoor farm” on the ground floor and in the basement. “It’s a cooking and wine school,” he said. “The same stuff we’re doing now, but in a much better manner.” There will also be a café during the day, with places to hang out. If Not Now is the LLC name; it wasn’t clear whether the project will have one umbrella name, but the various components will have names—New York Vintners for part of it, Quarterline for another part, and “just a symbol” for a third part, which I didn’t understand but it’s nice to have mysteries in this life.
••• Mark your calendar for the Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour.
••• From Tribeca resident Janet Li: “I’m starting up a business, Pilates Mamas, teaching Pilates to young children and their parents. We are set to launch next week on March 6 and will be teaching out of the Downtown Dance Factory. It is a place where baby-and-me Pilates classes are offered for downtown moms/dads and their kids. We have two classes, one for newborns and one for older kids up to 3 years old.” More at pilatesmamas.com.
••• M. M. De Voe noticed that Australian tea company T2 is opening a store
on off Broadway near Century 21.