92 Madison (between 28th and 29th Streets), Millesime Restaurant Inc. - application for a new on-premises liquor license
WHEREAS, MILLESIME RESTAURANT LLC ("Applicant") has notified Community Board Five of its intention to file an application for a new on premises liquor license on the ground floor and mezzanine floors at 92 Madison Avenue (the "Premises"), between 28th and 29th Streets; and
WHEREAS, The Premises consists of a total front of house floor area of 6,000 square feet of interior space with a bar area, a dining room and a lounge; and
WHEREAS, The Premises will have an estimated patron usage of approximately 341 persons, there shall be 2 full bars and 1 service bar, 86 tables, 266 chairs (including banquette seating) and 22 bar stools; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant has agreed that it shall:
a. Operate a sound system in the Restaurant in compliance with the attached sound system specifications which:
i. directs sound inward to maximize containment of all amplified sound within the interior of the space;
ii. The proposed layout of the speakers to be utilized at the restaurant is attached hereto as Exhibit A;
iii. Any music at the restaurant, DJ or otherwise, will be for ambient purposes only. Volume control for such music will only be accessible to on premises management.
b. At its option, have a live DJ or musicians playing music in the interior spaces;;
c. As necessary, discourage patrons from congregating in front of the Premises and encourage that they leave the Premises in a respectful manner;
d. As necessary discourage the parking of idling cabs, limousines and other vehicles on the street in front of the Premises and arrange for valet service to prevent street congestion by vehicles;
e. To monitor the interior and exterior of the Premises, maintain a floor manager at all times when the Restaurant is in operation plus, from 8:00 pm through 4:00 am Thursday - Saturday, a dedicated host
f. Not utilize an exterior "velvet rope" door policy. Exterior queuing required for purposes of maintaining legal capacity shall be permitted so long as the Restaurant has an employee responsible for maintaining the orderliness of patrons;
g. Meet with CB5 from time to time if requested and also provide a 24-hour hotline to a live manager or security director to immediately address any complaints from the community; and
h. Return to CB5 six (6) months after opening if requested; and
i. Be responsible for any use of "promoters" and not retain any promoter to "host" a public event that would be perceived as the promoter's event. At any time that an event or party is hosted or marketed (in whole or in part) by a third party: (i) at all times the applicant shall remain responsible for and in control of the venue and its patrons and (ii) except for New Years Eve and Halloween, at all times all material positions of operation shall be the employees of the Restaurant; and
WHEREAS, Should Applicant or any of its principals, Peter Chase, Meredith Quarnstrom Gelacak, Christopher Condy, Laurent Manrique, ever contemplate a transfer of their interest in the operation at the Premises ("transfer" being deemed to include a change in control of an entity or the transfer of a majority interest in an entity), they shall notify CB5 before such transfer is made and shall require any transferee to agree to the conditions and stipulations contained herein; and
WHEREAS, These agreements, stipulations and conditions will be incorporated into the Method of Operation as part of the liquor license application submitted by Applicant to the New York State Liquor Authority, a copy of which shall be simultaneously submitted to CB5; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the on premises liquor license for MILLESIME RESTAURANT LLC for a new on premises liquor license at 92 Madison Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets) unless the above conditions are adhered to and are incorporated into the method of operation of the State Liquor Authority application.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.