Upright Citizens Brigade: Moving from Chelsea to Avenue A?

It looks as though the Upright Citizens Brigade may not have to hear complaints from Gristedes much longer, as this public notice reveals the UCB plans to move expand its New York City operations out of Chelsea and into the Avenue A basement home formerly occupied by the Two Boots Pioneer Theater. A public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12 for the UCB's beer and wine license at the new joint (coincidentally, the Manhattan Community Board #3 also will hear from a request by Eastville Comedy Club that night). The Pioneer was a 99-seat independent cinema run by the Two Boots pizzeria people, not much more than half a block north of the now-shuttered Mo Pitkin's. Anyone who wants to already wax nostalgic about the UCB's current home should remember that it's not the original home — the UCB has been holding court beneath Gristedes on West 26th Street since 2003 — that several of the seats have needed to be replaced for years, and that the place emits a certain stink in the packed hot humidity of the Del Close Marathon. So how do you feel about this move EXPANSION? Updated/clarification! The Internets work fast, as commenters already telling me that the UCB plans to expand into Avenue and keep its Chelsea post!? Wowzers. So now how do you feel? Excited? Very excited? Super excited? Yes…and… UPDATED! (5...

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