12 EAST 22ND STREET – (Broadway & Park Avenue South) – CHINA GRILL MANAGEMENT 12 E 22 LLC - d/b/a “BOROUGH FOOD AND DRINK” (formerly “Rocco’s,” formerly “Caviar and Banana”) -Renewal of an on-premises liquor license
WHEREAS, The applicants, China Grill Management 12 E 22 LLC, d/b/a "Borough Food and Drink," located at 12 East 22nd Street, have applied for renewal of their liquor license; and
WHEREAS, Jeffrey Chodorow, a principal of China Grill Management and a restaurateur known for successfully operating well-known dining establishments, attended the Public Safety/Quality of Life Committee Meeting on June 11, 2007; and
WHEREAS, "Borough Food and Drink" will be a first class restaurant featuring artisanal foods and ingredients from and around the New York metropolitan area; and
WHEREAS, When the original liquor license was granted in 2003, China Grill Management agreed to a number of conditions due to the fact that residents of this block and the surrounding area voiced concerns and complaints based on a history of problems with other establishments at that location; and
WHEREAS, For the past four years, China Grill Management has operated this establishment according to the agreement (which is still in effect), with no complaints from residents and no problems reported by the police; 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 the renewal of the liquor license for China Grill Management 12 E 22 LLC, d/b/a "Borough Food and Drink,", located at 12 E. 22nd Street.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 30 in favor, 2 opposed, 3 abstentions.