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23 West 32nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway), 4th Floor, JOI 23 CORP. D/B/A "GRAND SPOTLIGHT", APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF AN ON-PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE

WHEREAS, Won Ok Lee, on behalf of JOI 23 CORP. ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to file an application to renew an existing on-premises liquor license for the 4th Floor restaurant located at 23 West 32nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway), New York, New York (the "Premises"); 

WHEREAS, The Premises is a karaoke bar consisting of approximately 1,920 square feet on the fourth floor; and

WHEREAS, The total capacity of the Premises is 46; and

WHEREAS, The Premises has one means of internal egress and a second means of egress through a rear exiting fire escape window, to which Applicant has provided access by installing a metal staircase; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has agreed that Applicant shall, since this building does not have a Certificate of Occupancy because it was built prior to 1938, provide a "Letter of No Objection" from the New York City Department of Buildings, stating that the DOB does not object to the use of the Premises for this operation specifically for the 4th floor; and

WHEREAS, Although members of the public remain concerned about the density of licenses in this area, no members of the public expressed opposition to the application; 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 JOI 23 CORP. to renew an existing on-premises liquor license for the 4th Floor restaurant located at 23 West 32nd Street (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway), 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 38 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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