CB6 Recommends Liquor License Approval for Two New Ramen Spots

CB6 Recommends Liquor License Approval for Two New Ramen Spots

Last night’s Community Board 6 (CB6) meeting ended positively for the two restaurants seeking liquor licenses. Although the board could not meet quorum on the rainy Monday night, the four members present unanimously voted to recommend approval of a full license for both applicants.

Momosan Ramen and Sake, located at 76 St. Marks Avenue in Park Slope, was one of the businesses present at the meeting. While the committee raised concerns about the foot traffic in front of the space, representatives managed to reassure that they have enough experience in crowd control. CB6 members anticipated a lot of business for the restaurant, as it is helmed by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, who was present at Monday’s meeting.

This will be the third location for the ramen and sake restaurant, with the other two located in Midtown and out of state in Hawaii. The St Marks location will have 67 seats, with no sidewalk cafe. They plan to open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week, and will serve “mostly sake”, as well as some malt whiskeys and a minor hard liquor list. They hope to open in February.

Another ramen restaurant, located at 255 Smith Street, was also recommended for approval by the board members. The space was previously occupied by the community favorite Battersby, which closed after seven years of business. The ownership of the new spot worked at the ultra-popular ramen spot Ippudo in New York for the last ten years, according to representatives present. The space boasts french doors and windows, which will be open when the weather is warm. The company, Raw Power NY LLC, hopes to open the restaurant in September.