‘The Orchard Room’ is the Max Fish Replacement on Orchard Street
The Max Fish replacement on Orchard Street has an identity and pseudo opening date.
The Orchard Room. According to its Instagram account, this weekend is launch.
Behind the establishment are a collection of investors including the landlord and elements of the 29Monroe nightlife hospitality company. It promises “groovy vibes” and probable headaches for neighbors.
Opposition from residents and several local community groups at CB3 – not wanting a repeat of the noise, long lines, and trash from Max Fish patronage – helped sink the application for a full liquor license back in November. It was also revealed at the time that the applicants possessed no experience operating a licensed establishment.
(There were also allegations that this is a play by the landlord to keep the large space licensed through the pandemic to ensure survival of more bars at the address.)
The full board denied the pitch last fall. Yet the principals went straight to the State Liquor Authority for the override. The license is still pending, but the crew did secure a temporary permit to operate.