Effective February 20, another Montclair liquor license became inactive — until it finds a home. The license serving both Dai-Kichi and Upstairs, owned by Montclair Food USA Corp, has been transferred to Montclair 401, LLC, for $1,250,000, according to Juliet Lee, Montclair deputy municipal clerk. Robert G. Previdi was listed on town documents for the transfer. The license is currently a pocket license, which it is currently inactive and can remain that way for two years while its owner finds a place to use the license, says Linda Wanat, Montclair municipal clerk.
Upstairs has closed its doors, but Dai-Kichi remains open, just reverting back to its former status as a BYOB restaurant.