PROSPECT HEIGHTS — A new cocktail bar from the owner of popular local coffee shop chain Hungry Ghost will open this spring on Sixth Avenue near Flatbush Avenue, according to an application for a liquor license by the group.
Community Board 8 approved the application on Thursday for a full liquor license to a yet-to-be-named bar at 71 Sixth Ave. in Prospect Heights, three doors down from one of five Hungry Ghost coffee shops opened by owner Murat Uyaroglu in Brooklyn and Manhattan since 2012, he said.
This Hungry Ghost location on Flatbush and Sixth avenues is one of five in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The mini-chain is opening a new cocktail bar three doors down from this cafe in Prospect Heights, its owner said. (Photo credit: DNAinfo/Janet Upadhye)
The bar is a first for Uyaroglu, who plans to brings tapas, small plates and a raw bar (oysters included) to the new location.
"The focus is cocktails with good food,” he said after CB8 approved his application on Thursday.
The new bar will have between 35 and 40 seats and a similar, but not identical, aesthetic to the Hungry Ghost cafes, Uyaroglu said. Renovations on the space — formerly a florist shop — will begin in the next couple of months.
He is planning a June opening, he said.
Though CB8 approved a liquor license for the Sixth Avenue bar, the new eatery will not receive permission to serve alcohol until the State Liquor Authority approves the application.