SLA LICENSING 1 Carter Booth, Co-Chair and
Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Tues., 9/4 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua
Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
On-Premise (OP) Licenses: -- J.F. Jones, Inc.,
d/b/a Great Jones Café, 54 Great Jones St.
(100% Corp Change) (OP – Restaurant)
From the information provided, a group called Great Jones Hospitality LLC,
comprised of Anthony C. Marano, Scott Marano, Jonathan Kavourakis and Byron
Burnbaum, is becoming the primary investor in J.F. Jones Inc. d/b/a Great Jones
Café after the death of James Moffett. Anthony Marano owns the building.
Great Jones Café has been open since 1983 and has continually had a liquor
license since then. They state that “I plan to continue the grand tradition of
the café serving fine Cajun cuisine, reasonably priced and served in a warm
and convivial atmosphere”. The hours of operation that are presented are from
11AM to 4AM 7 days. There are 8 tables, 31 seats and 1 bar with 5 seats.
They state they are a restaurant with background music. There is existing
sound proofing. 1 employee will be designated to ensure that at all times the
sidewalk will not become a nuisance to neighbors.
The materials also state: Anthony Marano will be a Full time manager,
Byron Burnbaum will be a full time manager, Jonathan Kavourakis will
be Chef and operator.
Other license affiliations for proposed new principals: Jonathan Kavourakis
is also a principal in Mokbar II LLC d/b/a Mokbar, 212 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
and is currently Chef at Vandal, 199 Bowery. Byron Burnbaum is a Principal in
East Village Hospitality d/b/a Pinks, 242 East 10th St. and Cantina 203 LLC d/b/a
Pinks Cantina, 203 Chrystie St.
A decidedly non-Cajun menu is attached.
We have separately notified all members on Great Jones St. for their feedback.