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30 West 26th Street - 26th Street BBQ, LLC, d/b/a “Brother Jimmy’s BBQ” -  an on-premises liquor license.

WHEREAS, 26th Street BBQ, LLC, is applying for an on-premises liquor license at 30 West 26th Street; and

WHEREAS, This location/operation is two floors of 5,000 square feet each (the basement will be used for storage), will be a full BBQ/southern cuisine restaurant, will have total capacity of 285, and is in a non-residential building; and

WHEREAS, The hours of operation will be Sunday through Tuesday, noon to 1 a.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 2 a.m.; and

WHEREAS, The owner, Josh Lebowitz, who attended the Public Safety/Quality of Life (PSQL) Committee Meeting on May 8, 2006, assured the PSQL Committee that there will be no open windows, no cabaret and should he apply for a sidewalk café in the future, he will abide by the decision of Community Board Five at that time; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lebowitz owns and successfully operates four other “Brother Jimmy’s BBQ’s” 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 for an on-premises liquor license for 26th Street BBQ, LLC, d/b/a “Brother Jimmy’s BBQ”, located at 30 West 26th Street.

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

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