Help us Get Our Liquor License
Dear Friends, We need your help to rally support for our Liquor License in Williamsburg. One month ago, we attended a Community Board Hearing to gain approval for a Wine Bar at the corner of Driggs and Metropolitan. What was to be a rational discussion deteriorated into a public spectacle where a small but vocal group of residents refused to listen to our presentation. Without the opportunity to explain our concept or address their concerns, we were categorically denied approval, and with it, our ability to earn a living. The most confusing part was the reason they refused the license. They contend our business would increase gang activity, the selling of drugs, disorderly conduct by drunken frat boys and public urination (please refer to related press links). Personally, we can’t think of one wine bar where this behavior would apply. We understand every citizen's right to quality of life and we share the same concerns. We believe having a business in a neighborhood that attracts a respectful clientele is the best way to increase quality of life. By providing eyes and ears especially during hours when bad things happen, the chances that drug dealing and gang activity will take place are greatly reduced. We have asked permission to address the larger Community Board meeting next week on September 9th, 6:30 PM at the Swinging 60's Senior Citizens Center, 211 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg. Please support us by signing this petition and forwarding it to your friends who live in Williamsburg. We would also really appreciate your attendance at the Board Meeting so please let us know if you plan on coming. Thank you for your support!