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390 8th Avenue (29th /30th Streets)  – “C & E 888 CORP.” – Cabaret and Alteration of existing Liquor License

WHEREAS, "C & E 888 Corp" has notified the Community Board of its intent to alter the existing liquor license, i.e., to have its service bar in the sublevel as a full additional second bar at 390 8th Avenue (a stand alone one-story building) and to have a cabaret license; and

WHEREAS, Eddie Lee, the owner, attended CB5's Public Safety/Quality of Life (PSQL) Committee meeting on September 11, 2006, and informed the committee that this would be a club/lounge of approximately 1200 square feet, that he will be using promoters only at special times, with hours of operation Monday – Thursday, closing at 11 p.m. and closing at 4 a.m. Friday – Sunday; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lee also informed the committee that this operation will not advertise or promote the club to FIT students, will be on the premises during operation and will provide his cell phone number and make himself available if needed; and

WHEREAS, This location is a Use Group 12 without restriction, zoned for cabaret with a capacity of 120 on each floor (basement and ground) and has operated for many years as a small club/lounge; and

WHEREAS, There is concern about the increase of residents in this area in spite of the present zoning and a signed affidavit regarding the attached stipulations was agreed to by the applicant; and

WHEREAS, The neighborhood was informed of this application and no one attended the committee meeting and no complaints or concerns were received by the board office regarding the premises; therefore be it


RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the alteration of the existing liquor license and cabaret for C & E 888 Corp., located at 390 8th Avenue with the understanding that the attached agreed to stipulations will be incorporated into the method of operation of the New York State Liquor Authority Application

The above resolution passed with a vote of 29 in favor, 0 opposed, 3 abstentions.

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