Lower East Side: After LES coffee shop and bar Lotus Lounge's drawn out shutter last year, a number of new projects have been planned for the space. First there was the CDK Tavern (which was denied a license). Then, we had Lala Land, also a victim of the community hammer drop. And as late as May, we heard the owners of Lucky Jack's were taking it over. Now a local resident tells us this is neither going to be a restaurant nor a bar:
"I just asked the guys who were building in there. They said a spa, I said 'Are you fucking with me?' he said 'no' and I said 'Like with facials and stuff?' and he said he supposed so."Not really what we were imagining for the space. Either the builders were told to say it will be a spa or the bar owners just found it too difficult to gain community approval.
· Lucky Jacks Owner Buying Lotus Lounge [~E~]
· More on the Curious Case of Lotus Lounge [~E~]