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Mar 11, 2009 05:49 PM

Any info on the upcoming wine and tapas bar in North White Plains? [Milonga]

The former Sweetwaters/Jimmy Lee BBQ/North End restaurant space now has a banner outside saying a Wine and Tapas bar is coming in soon. Does anyone have any information on this? It's such a cute space, with a great little bar and good parking. It would be nice to have something interesting and worthwhile occupy the spot.

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  1. Thanks for the posting. and notice. GF lives a few blocks away and we just have not been up in that direction recently.
    Guess we all will have to keep an eye on situation.

    1. I stopped by the location this PM. Front end looks good to go.
      Perhaps a cold opening some time very soon?????

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      1. re: Jon1856

        I heard they were opening in April.

        1. re: kaaaassss

          Confirmation on what you heard:
          Watch for the April opening of Peter Herrera’s new Milonga, 577 North Broadway, (358-1444), a tapas and wine bar at the former home of The North End and Sweetwater’s. Milonga, which refers to the South American tango, has been completely redesigned with modern colorful fixtures, warm beige window curtains, new bar/lounge with red-orange chairs and polished wood floors. Herrera is president of New York Hospitality Group, which owns the ever popular Sam’s of Gedney Way (949-0978) on the other side of town.

      2. I took the time to stop by this evening to see just what I could see (at the very least)
        While doors were locked, (dimmed) lighting was on, ordering and cash system were up and running, and tables were all set up.
        It seems that perhaps all they are waiting for are final signage and awnings. Followed by final walk thu and sign off.

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        1. re: Jon1856

          sounds good. hope it open soon. Can't wait to give it a try.

        2. Update on my last report:
          Tonight I spoke with a painter who was doing some touch-up work on the outside of the building. He told me that all they need to open is a piece of paper from the SLA/SLB. Everything else is ready. He told me that they have been waiting for over 5 months and believe that they will have it within two weeks.
          In other words, a cold opening could happen just about any time now.

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          1. re: Jon1856

            This afternoon I noticed several cars in lot so dropped by. S/W a woman staff member who told me that they were, in fact, waiting fro two type of paper:
            From NYS
            As well as from their printer-menus still being worked on.
            As they can open without one, and that she indicated that State is due/expected "shortly-within a week or so", one may wish to keep an eye on this place next weekend for a cold opening.
            I was told everything else is done and ready for opening.

            1. re: Jon1856

              As of last Friday still waiting on State paperwork ;>%
              Found this update on Lohud:
              which included a web site:

          2. They are waiting for their liquor license. I take it they figure why open a wine bar when you can't serve wine... Personally I think open as a "soft" opening with BYOB and work out the kinks before the grand opening. But hey, what do I know...

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            1. re: jillgabi

              i agree with your thoughts on BYOB. Spadaros in New Rochelle did that until they got their license and it gave people an opportunity to enjoy the food....