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37 WEST 17th STREET, GALLER 17, INC., APPLICATION FOR ON-PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE

WHEREAS, The applicant, Gallery 17, Inc., has notified Community Board Five of its intent to apply for a transfer of an existing on-premises liquor license for a bar located at 37 West 17th Street; and

WHEREAS, The bar contains 1,475 square feet of space on two floors of the premises; and

WHEREAS, The premises currently has a legal capacity of 75 patrons, which the applicant shall seek to increase to a capacity of 150 patrons, and there is and will be one patron bar and one service bar; and

WHEREAS, The concept of the operation is to display artwork in a lounge type atmosphere; and

WHEREAS, The premises is adequately soundproofed to prevent any sound disturbance outside the premises or to any living space; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to the following conditions and stipulations regarding the operation of the premises and has agreed to deliver the attached notarized affidavit swearing to abide by these terms and to incorporate these conditions and stipulations into the Method of Operation as part of the liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority, a copy of which shall be simultaneously submitted to CB5:

WHEREAS, The applicant is aware that the business formerly operating at this location was a blight on the community and caused excruciating and unbearable disturbance to the neighborhood, especially with regard to patrons on the sidewalk and spilling into the street, and noisy and unruly behavior.  The applicant has assured CB5 that their operation will be a good neighbor and an asset to this community; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends DENIAL of the transfer of an existing on-premises liquor license for a bar located at 37 West 17th Street UNLESS the terms, conditions and stipulations set forth herein are adhered to and are incorporated into the method of operation of the applicant's State Liquor Authority application.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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