After a two-week drought, today brings lots of new applications to report today:
Berni Pilip (great name!) has applied to open a new limited business, The Coop, in the formerly run-down building next to Swans Garden at North Interstate Avenue and Holman Street.
As if we didn't have enough bird-themed bars (Swift, the Nest, Blue Bird, Little Bird, etc.), Songbird Cafe is opening in the Mt. Tabor Cleaners building at Southeast 69th Avenue and Belmont Street.
A trio of Snyders (George, Adeena, Scott) is opening a bar or restaurant named Levant in the former Alder Pastry space at 2448 E Burnside St. No further information is available, but the owners' LLC is named "Pickled Pork Chop."
Katie Poppe and Micah Camden, the duo behind Little Big Burger, have applied for a license for Boxer, their new sushi concept at Southeast 20th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.
Mr. Jolly's Coffee, a very odd Pearl District establishment, is becoming Gallo Nero, a 30-seat Italian bistro.
Mississippi Avenue cocktail bar Sidecar 11 has applied to start selling (wine, presumably) off-premises.
Cedar Hills coffee shop Mo Java Cafe is becoming Creatures of Habit Espresso.