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.



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  1. I watched the Buddha Bar hearing via SLA webcast and I have a feeling that this is going to go to court or be settled when of the parties threatens litigation with all of the arguing went on between Buddha Bar and the opposers.