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14 West 29th Street, (5th/B’way) d/b/a “The Royal Pine”, Friedfield Breslin LLC, application for a new on-premises liquor license.

WHEREAS, The applicant, 1189 Broadway Tenant LLC/Friedfield Breslin LLC, d/b/a "The Royal Pine,"  (represented by Andrew Zobler - owner) has applied for an on-premises liquor license for a small bar/lounge for the premises at 14 West 29th Street; and

WHEREAS, This establishment will be located in a small independent townhouse (four floors) adjacent to the "Ace Hotel" (also owned by the applicant), which has a full-fledged restaurant with a separate liquor license but does not have a lounge within the hotel; and

WHEREAS, The security from the "Ace Hotel" will be used for both establishments; and

WHEREAS, the premises:

WHEREAS, The resident/occupant at 14 W 29th, a member of the PSQL Committee who lives in the area, and an officer of the 13th Precinct's Community Affairs Unit all spoke of the benefit and improvement operations such as this bring to an extremely desolate area and this block in particular and welcome this establishment to the block and the neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, The bar/lounge will operate from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., serve bar snacks and will afford patrons of the hotel as well as neighborhood residents, etc. the opportunity to sit and relax without having to order a meal; and

WHEREAS, Since this building is located in an historic district, any exterior work to be done to the premises must be presented to CB5's Landmarks Committee and approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and

WHEREAS, The applicants/owners will not make any assignment of the lease to the premises without first notifying the Community Board; the buyers shall submit themselves to the Community Board for its approval prior to any assignment being made or agreed to; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the on-premises liquor license for 1186 Broadway Tenant, LLC/Friedfield Breslin, LLC, for the premises located at 14 West 29th Street, New York, NY.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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