Last night marked the beginning of a new chapter in the Kurve/Rhong Tiam saga. Community Board 3 had no trouble greenlighting Andy Yang, owner of those two locations, for a full liquor license at 169 Bowery, the 3,000 square foot Collective Hardware space, as mentioned last month. 169 Bowery was once home to vaudeville house Miner's Theater. After nearly burning down in 1922, the space turned into a Chinese theater and then eventually became Weiss's hardware store. Now it's Collective, a gallery space/designer boutique/hair salon/music venue/pop-up store, and according to its website, Rhong Tiam will be moving into the second floor.
Yang plans to serve Thai food from 8 AM into the wee hours (2 AM weekdays, 4 AM weekends) and claims that he won't be doing much to the space since he doesn't have the money. Bravo for Andy's third act.
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