UPPER WEST SIDE — The new burger joint inside the famed Schatzie Prime Meats, the more than 60-year-old butcher shop that's now on Broadway near West 101st Street, will soon offer outdoor seating, the owner said.
The shop reopened in a larger space further north at 2665 Broadway after moving from its longtime location on Amsterdam Avenue at West 87th Street last April.
Schatz was approved Wednesday night by Community Board 7's Business and Consumer Issues committee to add an outdoor cafe with 10 tables with 20 seats, which he hopes will help bring in new business.
Richie's Burger Joint just started offering delivery and "the restaurant is starting to pick up," he said.
While they also serve brisket, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, "we have the best burger," he told board members.
Bareburger Wants Booze
The burger chain known for its organic meat and various patties, including elk, bison and wild boar, has had a lot of demand from customers who want a stronger drink to go with their meal.
The Bareburger at 795 Columbus Ave. currently has a beer and wine license, but customers have been looking for margaritas and cocktails as well, a restaurant rep said Wednesday.
The chain already offers a limited cocktail menu, which includes an organic strawberry margarita, at some of its other locations, the rep noted.
In response, Community Board 7's Business and Consumer Issues committee approved Bareburger's full liquor license application at its meeting Wednesday.