Monday, October 3, 2016

Is A Wine Bar Coming To Roosevelt Island? Owner Of New Sandwich Shop/Juice Bar Seeking Approval Of Community Board 8 For Wine, Beer & Cider Liquor License

The owner of the new Sandwich Shop/Juice Bar scheduled to open next summer at the long vacant

corner Rivercross Building space (503 Main Street)

is seeking approval from Manhattan Community Board 8 (CB 8) for a liquor license.

According to CB 8 Street Life Committee Meeting Agenda for October 13:
503 Main St. Café Inc., 503 Main Street, Roosevelt Island-New application for Wine, Beer & Cider
The public is invited to attend the CB 8 Street Life Committee meeting on:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street, Regina Peruggi Room,
New York, NY
As reported last July 28:
... Hudson Related Retail LLC has signed a lease for a café/juice bar to be located at 503 Main Street. The tenant already owns two successful businesses on Main Street, Wholesome Factory and Island Wine & Spirits. The café will serve juices, smoothies, and light fare such as paninis, salads, and bakery items. Opening is anticipated for summer 2017....
I've spoken in the past with the Island Wine owner suggesting combining a daytime sandwich shop/juice bar with a nighttime wine bar similar to  60 Beans on Ditmars B'lvd or Sweatleaf in Long Island City/Williamsburg.

Not sure if that is what is in store for Roosevelt Island but am excited to find out more about these plans.