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127 WEST 26TH STREET AT SIXTH AVENUE, ROUGHLOCK LLC D/B/A "THE BLACK DOOR" - application for the renewal of an on-premise liquor license

WHEREAS, Joe Regele, on behalf of Roughlock LLC ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to renew an existing liquor license for the ground floor bar located at 127 West 26th Street, New York, New York, (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of 2,353 square feet of indoor space on the ground floor;  and

WHEREAS, The Premises is operated exclusively as a bar, with a total of 18 tables, 54 seats and 28 bar stools, with a partial kitchen serving prepared foods only; and

WHEREAS, Total capacity of the Premises is 225 and the Premises includes 2 patron bars and no service bars; and

WHEREAS, Applicant shall:

a.       agree to close and secure the front double-hung windows at 10:00pm every night of the week, keeping them closed for the remainder of the night, with no exceptions;

b.      instruct management and security personnel to (i) maintain order both inside and outside of the Premises; (ii) ensure that patrons enter and leave the Premises in a peaceful, quiet and respectful manner; (iii) discourage patrons from congregating outside the Premises, and (iv) use best efforts to clear the area outside the Premises of all patrons immediately after closing; Exterior queuing required for purposes of maintaining legal capacity shall be permitted so long as Applicant has an employee responsible for maintaining the orderliness of patrons;

c.       incorporate the use of a "smoking pen" with adequate security to corral smokers, control loud talking, and minimize excessive noise; and discourage customers from loitering outside the Premises at any time;

d.      agree to install used-cigarette receptacles in front of Premises, if in compliance with the law, and use best efforts to maintain cleanliness of sidewalk in front of Premises;

e.       instruct staff and management that under no circumstances are alcoholic beverages to be passed through the window to patrons on the sidewalk; nor are patrons to be permitted to leave the Premises with alcoholic beverages in hand;

f.       shall provide a 24-hour hotline to a live manager or owner to immediately address any complaints from the community, and agree to meet with neighbors and CB5 if requested;

g.       strictly comply with and adhere to the plans for the operation of the business, as set forth herein;

h.      return to CB5 in three (3) months to evaluate the success of the restrictions now established to minimize disturbance of the residents in the vicinity of the Premises; and

WHEREAS, These agreements, stipulations and conditions will be incorporated into the Method of Operation as part of the liquor license renewal 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 application by Roughlock LLC to renew an existing liquor license for the ground floor bar located at 127 West 26th Street, New York, New York, 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 26 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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