Former Partner of Sasha Petraske Eyes Monroe Street Nightspot, The Marilyn

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 at 5:08 am by

73 Monroe St., circa 2016

It’s been almost three years since a second-floor blaze vacated 73 Monroe Street and displaced dozens of tenants. As often happens, alas, a fire cleared the way for upscaling to take hold. Luxury rentals resulted, and a leasing sign perenially holds court near the entrance.

Now, on this third anniversary of sorts, plans have emerged for subterranean nightlife. For The Marilyn.

Luis Gil, Umi Muktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late Sasha Petraske) are behind the venture. With a collective pedigree including Seaborne (Red Hook) and Lion Lion (Harlem), the principals are gunning for the sub-level space at 73 Monroe Street.

They seek a full liquor license with 4am closing times all days for what appears to be a cocktail bar. According to the application, The Marilyn is a bar straight through, as food options are relegated to the “microwaveable bar food” variety. There are six tables and thirty-six seats.

If approved, The Marilyn would be the second liquor license on the short block between Pike and Market Streets (the other being Monroe).

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