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37 West 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Polaris Yachts, Inc. d/b/a Flatiron Lounge, application for renewal of an existing liquor license.

WHEREAS, POLARIS YACHTS, INC. ("Applicant") has notified Community Board Five of its intention to renew the on premises liquor license for the bar and lounge located at 37 West 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York, New York (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises is located within Community Board Five's Restricted Licensing Area, an area deserving of heightened scrutiny of liquor license applications and renewals; and

WHEREAS, Applicant was invited, yet failed to attend Community Board Five's Public Safety and Quality of Life Committee meeting on March 30, 2011 to present their application for review; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications for liquor licenses seriously and substantively reviews the applications before a license is renewed by the New York State Liquor Authority; and

WHEREAS, because of Applicant's failure to appear as requested, any questions that the Committee had regarding the application could not be addressed; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by POLARIS YACHTS, INC. to renew the on premises liquor license for the bar and lounge located at 37 West 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York, New York.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstaining.

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