New Liquor LIcense for 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.



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    Miranda Massie, United States

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    Marian Skokan, United States

    5 years ago Comments: Please DO NOT grant a liquor license to this proposed restaurant. It is unacceptable to add another restaurant in this location--a residential neighborhood--already saturated with restaurants. In the last 3 years, just within one block in any direction of my apartment at 181 Waverly Place, two new restaurants have opened and two more are about to open. These joined 7 existing restaurants in that close proximity. The crowds of people smoking on the sidewalks, noise, and disturbance are already excessive and a growing. Enough is enough! We need
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    Donna Mitchell, United States

    5 years ago Comments: Noise from numerous already existing bars restaurants in the area will be exacerbated. People spilling over onto sidewalks blocking access. Literally have been forced to walk in the gutter hugging close to park cars to avoid oncoming traffic because of people overflowing from restaurants and bars onto the sidewalks. They refuse to move! Won't budge! If you say excuse me may I pass they don't hear you! They don't speak in conversational tones - they scream. It becomes intolerably noisy and considerably degrades and decreases property values as well as quality of life.
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