28 W 32nd Street, 3rd Floor M&S Music Studio Inc. dba Gagopa Music Studio - application for a liquor license renewal
WHEREAS, M & S Music Studio Inc. ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to apply for renewal of an on-premises liquor license for a karaoke bar located on the third floor at 28 West 32nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway), New York, New York (the "Premises"); and
WHEREAS, The Premises is 1,407 square feet of space on the third floor, with 6 tables and 35 seats, with a total capacity of 40 persons; and
WHEREAS, Although the current use of the Premises is as a music studio with occupancy for 40 persons, the Certificate of Occupancy for the Premises permits use of the Premises only by 10 persons; and
WHEREAS, Although the Applicant was requested to appear at the January 5, 2011 meeting of the Public Safety/Quality of Life Committee meeting of CB5, Applicant failed to appear at committee and failed to send their attorney or any other representative; and
WHEREAS, The Premises is on the third floor of the building and we find that the premises is unsafe because of the lack of sufficient emergency egress; therefore be
RESOLVED, That the State Liquor Authority shall be put on notice that the current method of operation for the Premises as a karaoke bar with occupancy for 40 persons is in violation of the Certificate of Occupancy for the Premises; and be it further
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by M & S Music Studio Inc. for renewal of an on-premises liquor license for a karaoke bar located on the third floor at 28 West 32nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway), New York, New York.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.