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Public Safety & Quality of Life

122 West 26th Street – The Event Space, LLC., D/B/A “Lotus Space” – catering license

WHEREAS, The Event Space, LLC, d/b/a "Lotus Space", located at 122 West 26th Street is applying for a catering license; and

WHEREAS, This location/operation is two levels (5,000/5,000 square feet), with a total capacity of 400 and will be used for catering private parties/events (approximately four per month), many taking place during daylight hours; and

WHEREAS, The lease for the premises specifically prohibits "day in/day out" operation (only allows special events); and

WHEREAS, The owners, Danny Montanez, Luis Collazo and Mario Novogrodzki attended the Public Safety/Quality of Life (PSQL) Committee meeting on May 8, 2006 and agreed to the following stipulations in the attached signed affidavit—that this operation:

WHEREAS, Mr. Montanez has owned and successfully operated two other similar establishments in New York City; and

WHEREAS, No one attended the PSQL meeting to speak in opposition to this operation; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of a catering license for The Event Space LLC, d/b/a "Lotus Space", located at 122 West 26th Street with the above stipulations in the attached affidavit to be incorporated into the method of operation of their New York State Liquor Authority Application.

The resolution passed with a vote of 33 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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