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50 West 17th Street @ 6th Ave., Renegade Associates, Inc., d/b/a Splash Bar - application for the renewal of an on-premises liquor license

WHEREAS, RENEGADES ASSOCIATES, INC. D/B/A/ "SPLASH BAR" ("Applicant") has notified Community Board Five of their intent to apply to the NY State Liquor Authority for the renewal of an on-premises liquor license for the premises located at 50 West 17th Street, New York, NY at Sixth Avenue (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of approximately 10,000 square feet: 6,000 square feet on the ground level and 4,000 in the basement level; and

WHEREAS, The Premises has a legal capacity of 599 persons: 399 on the ground level and 200 in the basement level; and

WHEREAS, On the ground level, there are 2 patron bars and approximately 40 bar stools, and

WHEREAS, On the ground level, there is a dance floor with 24 tall cocktail tables, and 72 tall chairs which are removed late evenings to accommodate dancing; and 5 tables with banquette seating, and a stage; and

WHEREAS, In the basement level there is 1 bar, 2 areas with tables and banquette seating, restrooms, offices, coat check and an employee locker room; and

WHEREAS, There are 2 sets of soundproofed doors and 2 sets of windows facing 17th Street, which windows and doors are closed nightly no later than 9:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, Hours of operation of the Premises are 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM every day; and

WHEREAS, The Premises employs security personnel as follows:

WHEREAS, Applicant maintains a smoking pen in front of the premises, which is monitored to prevent excessive noise by patrons; and

WHEREAS, Neighboring residents expressed some concern for cab congestion, noise, and trash on 17th Street, most of which is attributable to "Retreat", a problematic establishment also on that block; and

WHEREAS, Applicant agreed to continue to monitor patron noise, cab congestion, and trash resulting from the Premises to improve conditions on 17th Street overall; and

WHEREAS, Splash Bar has been operating at this location in excess of 19 years; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by RENEGADES ASSOCIATES, INC. D/B/A/ "SPLASH BAR" for the renewal of an on-premises liquor license for the premises located at 50 West 17th Street, New York, NY at Sixth Avenue.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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