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Applicants looking to bring live jazz to the former East Village Tavern

Applicants looking to bring live jazz to the former East Village Tavern
There’s a proposal to open a bar featuring live jazz in the former East Village Tavern space on Avenue C and 10th Street. The applicants are applying for a new liquor license for a venture called the Snow Leopard, according to the questionnaire on file (PDF here) ahead of tonight’s CB3-SLA committee meeting. The Snow Leopard “will have live jazz to accompany their service” with a cover fee for certain acts, per the questionnaire. The menu posted with the materials at the CB3 website features “Italian Style Tapas” (A cheese plate, a dried meat plate, etc.)Paperwork shows a configuration of seven tables (38 total seats) plus a 13-seat bar along with proposed hours of 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.The principal in the venture is a former pharmaceutical sales rep who doesn’t appear to have any history of running/owning a bar/club. A partner in the venture is a jazz drummer/booking agent, according to the résumé with the application.East Village Tavern closed in November 2016 after eight years in business. Bar management blamed a disagreement with landlord Steve Croman for the closure. (A Croman rep reportedly said that the owners were behind on rent.)Back in the spring, the operators of a Miami-based restaurant called the Irish Times Pub and Eatery looked at opening an outpost here. Those plans never materialized.The December CB3-SLA committee meeting is tonight at 6:30 at the Perseverance House Community Room, 535 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

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