Oliver Stumm is Opening ‘Rintintin’ in the Old Barmarche on Spring

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 at 5:23 am by
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Oliver Stumm got his way at 14 Spring Street after a protracted battle. Strongly disliked by many in the community for his Cafe Select hot-spot, the nightlife maven was still able to score a liquor license transfer from Barmarche. This despite an initial denial by Community Board 2 in May 2012; the applicant returned six months later and was approved with strict stipulations. The state delivered the green light for the OP earlier this month.

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Rintintin is Stumm’s latest venture in the environs of Little Italy, one that will apparently serve a Mediterranean menu. And it just opened this weekend after months of renovations and such.

As a refresher, CB2 fashioned the following stipulations for Stumm to operate Rintintin. Let’s see if they have teeth…

  • The hours of operation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • All doors and windows will be closed by 9:00 p.m. every day.
  • There will be no customer use in the basement.
  • Operator will maintain a full service restaurant only.
  • There will be no d.j., no promoted events, no scheduled performances or cover fees, no velvet ropes, no movable barriers and there will be no TVs.
  • Posted notices for customers to respect residents and to be quiet.

In the meantime, Oliver Stumm also has approval to move forward with a new venture a few blocks south at the old Happy Ending space on Broome.

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