Bouche Bar To Become Fifth Street Burger; SLA Fun

Burgers at Royale

Burgers Meant For Royalty

It appears that the former Bouche Bar is to become the future Fifth Street Burger at 540 E. 5th St. according to the minutes from a recent Community Board No. 3 SLA & Economic Development Committee meeting on Feb. 11.

The new burger shack – which still must meet CB3 requirements for its restaurant/wine license – will have stiff competition from my favorite, Royale (the former C-Note), with its juicy cheeseburgers and the pleasant hospitality of its able staff. Bring on the beef, I say.

Good thing the proprietors of Fifth Street Burger aren’t serving French food. Check out this rejection excerpt from the SLA meeting about a restaurant that almost made its way on to Avenue A:

“WHEREAS, this applicant cannot identify how this proposed business would benefit the community and there are already numerous French restaurants in this area, similar in character to this application, including one on Avenue A between 8th and 9th Streets and one on Avenue B between 10th and 11th Streets; and

WHEREAS, the applicant intends to install French doors on the Avenue A side of this location and apply for a sidewalk café permit, both of which evidences a disregard of the existing congested conditions on Avenue A; and

WHEREAS, the application tendered to this community board by the applicant was incomplete, incorrectly asserted that there were only two (2) licensed establishments within five hundred (500) feet of this location and failed to include any supporting petitions from neighboring residents”

Too many French restaurants. We hate French Doors. You can’t read a tape measure – and nobody in the neighborhood loves you. You’re out!

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February 24th, 2008

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