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30 EAST 30TH STREET – (Madison & Park) – Thirty East 30th Street Owner LLC – d/b/a “Hotel Thirty Thirty” (formerly Martha Washington Hotel) Hotel Beer and Wine Application

WHEREAS, Thirty East 30th Street Owner LLC has applied for a hotel beer and wine license, at 30 East 30th Street operating as “Hotel Thirty Thirty;” and

WHEREAS, “Hotel Thirty Thirty” has 350 rooms with approximately 68 rooms operating as single room occupancies (SRO’s); and

WHEREAS, The beer and wine license is to be used in mini bars in guest rooms and not room service, which is provided by a separate restaurant located in the hotel; and

WHEREAS, This hotel has a large space on the ground floor that was at one time a club (“Danceteria”) that negatively impacted this block and neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, Residents have voiced concerns over the years regarding the return of both the club and a liquor license on the premises; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five has consistently recommended disapproval of a liquor license for the former club space; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed that they will not use the license being applied for to sell beer or wine to the general public in the former club space that was “Danceteria” but reserves the right to limit the sale of wine and beer in that space to hotel guests or private hotel functions; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will notify the Community Board of any alterations regarding the license or the former club space; and

WHEREAS, No one attended the PSQL meeting to speak in opposition to this operation; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has signed an affidavit (attached) outlining the above conditions/stipulations to be incorporated into the method of operation of their New York State Liquor Authority Application; and

WHEREAS, The applicants agree to submit to CB5, a copy of their final application to the State Liquor Authority; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends disapproval of a hotel wine and beer license for Thirty East 30th Street Owner, LLC, d/b/a “Hotel Thirty Thirty,” located at 30 East 30th Street, unless the conditions above and in the attached affidavit are incorporated into the method of operation of the applicant’s New York State Liquor Authority Application.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 36 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.  

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