Lucky Strike Lanes Owner Set to Open New Bar on Amsterdam Ave.

By Emily Frost on March 19, 2014 4:18pm 

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 The clothing store Brooklyn Industries is looking for a larger space further south in the neighborhood, it said. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — The restaurateur behind Lucky Strike Lanes and Amsterdam Billiards is bringing a new bar and restaurant to Amsterdam Avenue this spring. 

Ethan Hunt, the brother Cafe Tallulah owner Greg Hunt, said he will open a new spot called E's Bar in the space formerly occupied by British gastropub Slightly Oliver at West 84th Street, next to Jacob's Pickles.

Ethan Hunt declined to divulge details regarding the new spot's ambiance or menu, but said his team is redecorating the space and plans to have it open by May 1. 

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Brooklyn Industries is looking for a new, larger space farther south than its current storefront at Broadway and West 98th Street.

"We're trying to sublease the place to another company," said Brooklyn Industries district manager Zafer Avsar, who is helping to market the shop's current address. "We want to leave that space."

The current 450-square-foot store is too small for the array of clothes and accessories that are now part of brand's line, Avsar said.

"It doesn’t work for our concept. The space is so tiny. We can’t display the whole line," he noted, adding that the storefront can't accommodate the label's children's line.

Brooklyn Industries is hoping to move somewhere on Broadway in the next six months, anywhere between Columbus Circle and West 86th Street, to at least a 1,350-square-foot space, Avsar said.

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Hunan Balcony, a Chinese restaurant on Broadway at West 98th Street that's been in the neighborhood for decades, closed this week for "kitchen renovations," a sign on the door stated. 

On Feb. 21, Department of Health inspectors hit the restaurant with 31 violation points, resulting in a "C" grade. The restaurant had "evidence of mice or live mice," improperly washed surfaces, conditions that could attract vermin, equipment and utensils that were not properly sanitized, and a "cold food item held above 41 degrees Fahrenheit," according to the health department's website. 

Hunan Balcony's owners could not be reached for comment, but a phone message said it would be closed until the end of March.

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