Petition of Support - Toby's Public House
I support Toby’s Public House, 86 Kenmare Street, for both their On-Premise full liquor license AND for their Beer and Wine License. Toby’s is a welcomed addition to Nolita/Little Italy as a neighborhood local spot for a mature customer base serving their ever-popular brick oven pizzas and southern Italian classics that was awarded a 25 (out of 30) for food and 21 (out of 30) for service from Zagat’s 2011 at their South Park Slope, Brooklyn location. Toby’s is not only a welcoming establishment but a positive addition that serves the public interest on many levels, i.e., hiring local and nearby residents, sales tax and other business taxes, supporting various community affairs and non-profits (Toby’s Project – free veterinarian spaying/neutering www.tobysproject.com ), food and clothing donations to the Bowery Mission and providing raffle gift certificates from Toby’s for fundraisings at local schools and organizations. Christine Iu, proprietor of Toby’s Public House, is grassroots and runs a mom and pop shop that is sympathetic to the Little Italy and Chinatown neighborhoods by its work ethics, architecture and care for her community. Christine is a responsible, courteous and a considerate restaurant operator that has been proven by her past restaurants, KitchenBar (OP; Park Slope, Brooklyn) and Toby’s Public House (OP; Park Slope, Brooklyn) that reside in a densely populated residential neighborhood. Christine Iu, is an American citizen of Chinese and Italian descent, has been a long-term resident of Nolita and now raises her two young children in Little Italy one block away from her new establishment.