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39 West 32 Street, Broadway & Fifth LLC, application for an on-premises liquor license (new)

WHEREAS, Bway & 5th, Inc., has notified CB5 of their intent to file for an on-premises liquor license at 39 West 32nd Street; and

WHEREAS, The applicant, Kyung Rim Choi, who plans to open a Korean restaurant on the premises, also owns two other eating establishments in CB5, i.e., "BBQ" and "Don NYC Inc." at 15 E 32nd Street (both in good standing with CB5); and

WHEREAS, The premises are 5000 square feet with a basement that will house a full kitchen and the first floor/mezzanine that will house the restaurant; and

WHEREAS, The capacity is 168 with 40 tables and a bar (six stools), the hours of operation are 24/7 (no liquor after 4 a.m.), the restaurant will have quiet background music, and there are no other licenses in this building, this is in a commercial zone on a primarily commercial block; and

WHEREAS, The owner stated that this will not be karaoke nor will it become a lounge and has signed an affidavit accordingly; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends disapproval of an on-premises liquor license for Bway & 5th, Inc., located at 39 West 32nd Street, unless the above and attached affidavit's stipulations/conditions are incorporated into the method of operation of the applicant's State Liquor Authority Application.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 27 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstention

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