C.B. 3 Agenda: New License for Nublu, How Best to Keep Skatepark Open

Next month’s Community Board 3 agenda just landed in The Local’s inbox, and with it comes the list of bars and restaurants that will seek a recommendation in their favor for a license to sell alcohol, along with an assortment of other issues. Here’s a roundup.

Ilhan Ersahin plays the keyboardsVladi Radojicic Nublu.

Nublu will seek approval for a renewal of its wine and beer license. Very little has been heard from the jazz club since the State Liquor Authority temporarily shut the place down due to its proximity to a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Though the club itself has not faced much controversy since then, neighbors who recently spoke out against the sandwich shop, Bikinis, implied that its owners were not trustworthy due to their association with Nublu.

The Lobster Joint will also seek approval for a liquor license at its future location on Houston Street. Two days ago, its owner was on the street seeking signatures in support of his application.

Paulaner Brauhaus, the large Bowery beer hall that has faced its fair share of construction and community board woes, will once again seek approval for a full liquor license.

As has been the case since early this year, Nevada Smiths is on the agenda seeking approval for a liquor license at its new location. The soccer bar’s owner told The Local today he is hoping to open in October.

Vella Market, the gourmet deli bound for the former Kate’s Joint space, will plead its case for wine and beer. 

12+A SkateparkChelsia Rose Marcius These skaters were undeterred by the closed

In non-booze related agenda items, the hours of operation for Open Road Skatepark are once again up for discussion. The park has been the source of controversy over the last year due to concerns about drug use and late night noise.

The board will also discuss “a zoning proposal for nightlife” — a topic likely related to previous committee meetings that debated the best way to ensure retail diversity in the neighborhood.