Pink Tea Cup Owner Opens a Harlem Wine Bar

Pink Tea Cup Owner Opens a Harlem Wine Bar


Ozier Muhammad/The New York TimesLawrence Page at Auberge Laurent

Auberge Laurent, an elegant, brick-walled wine bar with a lounge area in the back, serves an array of wines, mostly French, and a few beers by the glass and the bottle, along with a brief menu of cheeses and charcuterie. This newcomer to Harlem is owned by Lawrence Page and was supposed to have been the uptown location for his Pink Tea Cup. Mr. Page, who owns the Actor’s Playhouse in Greenwich Village, bought the original Pink Tea Cup, a venerable diner-style soul food spot on Grove Street, which had closed, andmoved it to a larger space on Seventh Avenue South.

“I always wanted to move Pink Tea Cup to Harlem,” Mr. Page said, “but we could not get a liquor license in this space because it was too close to a church, so I settled for beer and wine and opened the wine bar.”

Mr. Page closed Pink Tea Cup about a month ago and is negotiating for a location in Harlem, near Auberge Laurent, to reopen it.

“Most of my clientele is from Harlem and the Bronx and going to the Village was not convenient,” he said. “Now there’s this whole movement to Harlem, what with Red Rooster and all.”

He said he expects to confirm the location of the new Pink Tea Cup soon, and he hopes to have it open by the spring. He is also looking to franchise it, starting in Los Angeles. But it will not be strictly soul food, he said.



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The Royal Tenenbaums’ Summer Home Was In The Bronx

The Royal Tenenbaums’ Summer Home Was In The Bronx

The Royal Tenenbaums' Summer Home Was In The Bronx Did you know that the Tenenbaum family summered in the Bronx? Their home on Eagle’s Island was, in real life, at 21 Tier Street on City Island. That’s right, just about 12 miles from their home on 339 Convent Avenue is where little Chazzy got that BB lodged in between his knuckles. [ more › ]
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The Royal Tenenbaums’ Summer Home Was In The Bronx
Jen Carlson
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:59:49 GMT


LIVING WAGE ADVOCATES LIVID OVER KINGSBRIDGE DEAL: Supporters of the living wage bill, which would apply to development projects with upwards of $1 million in city subsidies, were furious with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.s decision to strike a deal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the Kingsbridge Armory:


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unlikely to pursue a repeal of the Triborough Amendment this year as part of his mandate relief effort, the Wall Street Journal writes:

* A rift is beginning to form between Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, stemming from their disagreement over landing $700 million in federal education funding, the Daily News reports:

* After getting 20,000 public comments more than state environmental officials have ever received on an issue state officials are finalizing hydrofracking rules, the New York Times says:

* Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jrs agreement to reopen the bidding at the vacant Kingsbridge Armory may be motivated by a desire to win backing from the business community for a possible run for public advocate, the New York Post writes:

* Senate Republicans are taking their no new taxes pledge to heart by rebuffing efforts of local county legislators who typically have had sway over their local tax matters to raise taxes, the Times Union says:

* The Bloomberg administration wants hydrofracking to be kept as much as seven miles from the citys upstate water pipeline, the News writes: