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121 West 45th Street, Connolly's Pub – application for the renewal of an on-premises liquor license

WHEREAS, The applicant, 121 West 45th Street Restaurant Corp., operates a restaurant/lounge known as “Connolly’s” located at 121 West 45th Street;

WHEREAS, The applicant has notified Community Board Five of its intent to file an alteration application with the New York State Liquor Authority to add approximately 484 square feet of unenclosed space on the rooftop of the premises to be used for outdoor dining;

WHEREAS, The additional space shall contain 1 service bar, 10 tables and 40 seats;

WHEREAS, The applicant shall obtain and implement recommendations from a sound engineer to design a sound system for the outdoor space which directs sound inward to maximize containment of amplified sound within the space and minimize the possibility that sound from these systems might be heard outside the restaurant;

WHEREAS, The area surrounding the outdoor space has no observable residences that could be disturbed by the operation of an outdoor area of the restaurant;

WHEREAS, The applicant and its affiliates have 3 other Connolly’s and 2 Perfect Pints restaurants, none of which are the subject of any complaints known to CB5; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of an alteration application with the New York State Liquor Authority to add approximately 484 square feet of unenclosed space on the rooftop of the premises to be used for outdoor dining.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining; 1 present not entitled to vote.

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