Very Urgent re Earls Beer & Cheese in the backyards:
The Community Board 11 Licensing Committee meeting is tomorrow night at 6 PM, Wed. Dec. 3, and they have 2 very important items on their agenda, and we need as many neighbors there as possible.
Date: 6 PM, Wed. Dec. 3
Location: Board Office, 1664 Park Avenue, (117th -118th St.)
1. Liquor Licenses
d. Suds & Spirits d/b/a Crosstown Tavern. Application for Alteration of existing OP Full Liquor License at 1259 Park Avenue, North Store, to expand inside premises for more seating.
4. New Business
a. Committee discussion on establishing a review procedures
ii. Liquor Licenses in rear yards and roof tops
Please talk with your neighbors about this and please get to the Community Board tomorrow at 6 PM.
We must attend the above CB meeting tomorrow to oppose the expansion of “Suds” aka The Guthrie Inn, as they will (a) bring crowds of more drunks and smokers outside our front windows on the sidewalks in front of the bar and around the surrounding corners, and (b) they will eventually try to go into the backyards with Earls.
(Hat tip, JS).
We also must demand:
that the Community Board requires and accepts more input from neighbors on applications for backyards.
that the Community Board visit not just the applicants location but visit apartments in every building that face the applicants proposed yards and test for themselves how much can be heard from the yards in the apartments.
that applicants must hire acoustic engineers, and that unless the applications for the expansions show that they are fully sound proofed and fully enclosed, THE APPLICATIONS MUST BE DENIED.
that no Community Board Members may speak on or vote on bar applications if they are customers of that establishment.
Regarding the letters to the (State Liquor Authority) SLA against Earls expansion into the backyards:
If you sent yours already, thank you for the good work. If you haven’t, the deadline is noon Thursday, Dec. 4th. The contact info is below.
PLEASE GO TO YOUR NEIGHBORS AND GET THEM TO WRITE OPPOSITION LETTERS AND EMAIL OR FAX THEM ASAP (contact info below).
If you need us to fax for you, call us and we will arrange fax for you.
Notice also below, there WILL be a full SLA hearing for Earls “in front of the Members of the Authority” on Wed., Dec 10, in Harlem.
See next article for more details.
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