PETITION AGAINST A NEW LIQUOR LICENSE FOR PREMISES AT 18 GREENWICH AVENUE
Carlos Suarez (or Corporation To Be Formed) has submitted an application to the State Liquor Authority for a New License to sell liquor on premises at 18 Greenwich Avenue, the former Village Paper Store location. The business plan for the premises includes the following:
1. A fully licensed restaurant open from 7AM to 1AM daily.
2. A 20-seat sidewalk café.
3. A working roof garden, visible from the street.
4. A ground floor with a 65-seat dining room and a 12-stool bar.
5. A basement floor with a 30-seat dining room.
As residents of the neighborhood, we strongly oppose another restaurant opening on our already over-saturated blocks. On a regular basis, we deal with inebriated and loud patrons spilling out on the sidewalks from the over 20 restaurants, bars, lounges and clubs already in business. Another restaurant with a new liquor license and plans to include a sidewalk café can only mean more noise, more cigarette butts, more garbage, more drunken brawls and more impeded traffic on our streets.
The application will go in front of the SLA (State Liquor Authority) Licensing Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 2 on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM at NYU’s Silver Building, Room 408, 32 Waverly Place. We urge the SLA Committee TO DENY this application.