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121 East 17th Street (Irving Place and Union Square East) – The House, Inc. – On-premises liquor license.

WHEREAS, The House, Inc., located at 121 East 17th Street, between Irving Place and Union Square East, is applying for an on-premises liquor license; and

WHEREAS, This location/operation is in a free-standing 1854 carriage house (not landmarked) and will be a small neighborhood restaurant offering light fare (tapas, specialties, etc.) with quiet background music in 1,288 square feet of space, and a total capacity of 51 on two floors with hours of operation to be Sunday through Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and

WHEREAS, There will be no sidewalk café and no cabaret, and

WHEREAS, The owner, Joseph Miller, who attended the Public Safety/Quality of Life (PSQL) Committee meeting on June 5, 2006, is a CIA graduate, has owned five restaurants (NJ and NY), and lives within two blocks of the location; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the on-premises liquor license for The House, Inc., located at 121 East 17th Street, between Irving Place and Park Avenue South.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 35 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.  

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