Earlier this week, word came through that Le Souk, the Avenue B spot that shuttered after an epic battle with the SLA in 2009, would be reopening for a New Year's Eve party, as they did last year. In a state of disbelief, The Lo-Down called the SLA CEO to find out whether the bar had, in fact, been approved for a temporary liquor license. The verdict? Yes, the application did get the green light, but only because it had another address filled out on the paperwork. The SLA has rescinded the temporary license, and told the cops about the party in case Le Souk decides to unlawfully go ahead with it anyway.
But, for those wanting some Middle-Eastern themed NYE excitement, do note that the West Village location will still be throwing a party that night, and they actually do have an active liquor license.
· State Liquor Authority: No New Year’s Eve Party at Le Souk [The Lo-Down]
· Le Souk Reborn For Annual New Year's Ritual [~ENY~]
· All Le Souk Coverage [~ENY~]