Matt Dillon showed up at a NYC community-board liquor-license hearing Wednesday to complain about a restaurant he claims has “a night club vibe” moving next door to his apartment building.
He was dressed “like a random wing nut, and we get a lot of those,” one board member said. “No one knew who he was until he spoke up. He was wearing a little porkpie hat and sunglasses – at 8 p.m.! “
“This is an Upper West Side community board, not a downtown club,” the board member said.
Gum-chewing Dillon spoke out against Calle Ocho, which plans to move from Columbus Avenue to 45 W. 81st St., previously home to Ed Brown’s Eighty-One.
Dillon complained that Calle Ocho had “more of a bar crowd.” Community Board 7 Vice Chairman Marc Glazer said, “His neighbors seemed to think that his star presence would help their cause, but it did not impress the board.”
The board has yet to decide on whether to grant Calle Ocho a liquor license.