Rob Shamlian Closes Tiny Fork, Plans ‘Biscuits and Bourbon’
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Nightlife maven Rob Shamlian closed the controversial Tiny Fork on Tuesday. Newspaper clippings are now taped to the windows of 167 Orchard Street, and the gaudy Vegas-style lights are switched off.
Sources tell us that Shamlian decided to pull the plug on Tiny Fork because the seafood concept was hemorrhaging money. He hopes to turn the tables with some Southern comfort shit called Biscuits and Bourbon. As such, an alteration is required, and he’ll therefore appear before Community Board 3 on Monday during the SLA subcommittee meeting.
Application materials made public show plans to extend hours of operation to 2am on weekdays, and also yet another attempt to secure an OP license for the basement club. The latter had been denied to Tiny Fork last October.
Tiny Fork had been in the works since before the new brick building was constructed at 167 Orchard Street. Two years later, it debuted in the ground level. It didn’t last very long.