Bobby Flay has been hinting at a revival of his beloved three-star Spanish restaurant Bolo for some time now, going so far as to apply for a liquor license at a space at 324 Lafayette St. in Noho. When that popped up on the CB2 State Liquor Authority Committee agenda, Flay told Grub Street that he was still "exploring opportunities" for the reboot, but that he was committed to opening it sometime in 2013. The odds are starting to look pretty good that that will be the location, however, as DNAinfo reports that Flay and business partner Laurence Kretchmer got the nod from CB2's SLA committee last night.
If it comes to fruition, the new version of Bolo?whose popular first iteration shuttered in 2008 after 15 years in business?would be a 147-seat restaurant preserving the architectural bones of that building. (Read: cast-iron columns, 22-foot ceilings.) It would close at 1 a.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, and would be required to take steps to control noise to assuage neighbors' fears that the area already has a ton of bars and restaurants.
It's not guaranteed yet, but here's something that makes this location look even more likely: business partner Kretchmer apparently lives nearby.
· New Bobby Flay-Owned Noho Restaurant Bolo Wins Liquor License Support [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of Bolo [~ENY~]