Businesses on Nostrand Ave south of Empire continue to open. This one is between Lefferts and Lincoln, a short block south of the Sterling subway stop, and about 1 block north of the next closest bar, Salem's Hour. From the CB9 minutes:
"Application for a liquor, wine, beer and cider license. Owners have owned bars in Manhattan, including
Grassroots on St. Marks Place, and New Orleans. Hours will be 12PM-1AM during the week and 12PM-2AM
on weekends. The menu will have small plates, but nothing substantial. There is a back seating area, but it will
not be used very often. There may be some unadvertised live music at certain times with a piano on premises,
but the lease does not allow loud music. FDNY had no issues with the building. The building was recently
I looked up Grassroots. Somewhat divey, but like a nice dive. It's been open for decades and i'd literally never been, but they shut down this past December. I'm guessing the owners are looking to open up something similarly casually in an affordable place--here's hoping they follow through.