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34 Union Square East,15/16 - Union Square Operating/TGI Friday's -application for an alteration to an existing liquor license

WHEREAS, Union Square Operating, Inc. ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to apply for an alteration to its existing liquor license for the restaurant at 34 Union Square East (at 16th Street) (the "Premises") to serve alcohol at a sidewalk cafe; and

WHEREAS, The "small sidewalk café" with 11 tables and 30 seats, all along 16th Street, was approved by CB5 in October 2010; and

WHEREAS, The sidewalk café would close no later than 10 PM from Sunday to Wednesday, and 11 PM from Thursday to Saturday; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to reduce the size of its currently oversized awnings and signage to bring it in keeping with the character of Union Square and presented drawings for new signage to CB5; and

WHEREAS, There was no concern expressed by the public against the service of alcohol at the sidewalk café; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Union Square Operating, Inc. for an alteration to its existing liquor license for the restaurant at 34 Union Square East to serve alcohol at its sidewalk cafe.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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