February 9, By Christian Murray
A new bar with a focus on craft beer is expected to open on Roosevelt Avenue near the 52nd Street station.
The establishment, which is likely to be called Solid State, was originally going to be located at 43-24 Greenpoint Avenue but the lease deal fell through, according to the prospective operators who spoke at a Community Board 2 committee meeting last night.
Kristopher Medina, a co-owner who was at the meeting seeking the board’s approval for a liquor license, told the committee that he and his fellow co-owners plan to open the establishment at 53-22 Roosevelt Avenue, the location of the now-defunct Cascada Restaurant & Bar. They aim to offer craft beer, tapping into the resurgence of such beer in New York City.
The bar, similar to the Greenpoint Avenue proposal, would have room for about 50 seats and it would include pin ball machines.
Medina said that there would be no live music or dancing and there would be security when needed.
Medina asked the committee for a license permitting him to be open until 4 am, seven days per week. He said that his request was in line with the hours that other bars are allowed to operate in the vicinity.
The committee approved his 4 am request, provided that nearby bars are permitted to operate until 4 am.
A representative for the bar said that it would help improve that section of Roosevelt Avenue. “It won’t be a place where young people will go looking to get tanked up.”