By Maya Mau
On June 8, Community Board 7’s Business and Consumer Issues Committee approved liquor license and other applications for the following establishments:
Emmy Squared Pizza (200 West 60th Street, between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) applied for a full liquor license. The restaurant serves Detroit-style square pizzas with baked cheese on top and a crunchy crust. They use fresh ingredients and, also, serve salads, burgers, and various appetizers. They have vegan options as well. They already have three locations in New York City (UES, East and West Villages), and a total of 16 locations nationwide. Their most popular pizza is the Colony Pizza, which has red sauce, pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and is drizzled with honey. The board approved the application.
Poulet Sans Tete (590 Amsterdam Avenue, 89th Street) is turning a laundromat into a small restaurant with 10 to 12 seats. It will be mostly takeout and delivery and the menu consists of rotisserie chicken and side dishes. The application was for a license that covers just beer and wine. The owners already have an eleven-year-old farm-to-table restaurant in the West Village called Left Bank. In 2018, they started running a rotisserie chicken concept out of the West Village restaurant called Poulet Sans Tete, which they are looking forward to expanding to the Upper West Side. Their application was approved unanimously by the board.
Amity Hall (984-986 Amsterdam Avenue, 108-109) put in for a change of method of operation. The restaurant has been open on the Upper West Side for a while, and several committee members expressed their delight over its outdoor seating, especially during the pandemic. They plan on adding a DJ at this location, which they already have at their downtown location, on Fridays and Saturdays. It is soundproofed on the ceiling, which mitigates noise concerns. The application was approved unanimously.
Mochi Dolci (222 West 79th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway), which used to be Kefi, plans on selling mochi donuts, bubble tea, and coffee in the morning. They will have a full-service restaurant in the afternoon, which will also be open earlier on the weekends. The owner of the restaurant, Leonardo Cutone, owns the building and decided to open his own restaurant when his kids kept begging him to go get “boba.” He says proudly that he “fixed the rodent problem,” and is looking forward to opening the restaurant in his newly spotless space. The board approved a temporary retail permit application.