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54 West 21st Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), BILLIARD BALLS MANAGEMENT LLC D/B/A "SLATE", APPLICATION FOR ALTERATION TO AN EXISTING ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE in the RESTRICTED LICENSING AREA

WHEREAS, BILLIARD BALLS MANAGEMENT LLC ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to apply for an alteration to its existing on premises liquor license for the ground floor bar/restaurant/billiard hall located at 54 West 21st Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), New York, New York (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of 15,000 square feet of space on two floors, with a capacity of 299 on the ground level and 249 on the lower level; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is operated as a bar/restaurant/billiard hall, with 26 tables and 165 seats and 50 bar stools; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has requested to add another patron bar on the ground floor of the Premises with 10 bar stools, which bar will be used only for overflow should an event crowd the 2 existing patron bars at the Premises; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is an existing operation located within CB5's Restricted Licensing Area and the method of operation is grandfathered thereunder; and

WHEREAS, Except as described herein, there is no change to the method of operation at the Premises; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has agreed that Applicant shall:

1.      continue to maintain an outdoor smoking area in front of the Premises and will encourage its customers to use that area for smoking and cell phone use and shall discourage customers from loitering outside the Premises on 21st Street. This smoking area will be monitored by a security presence after 10pm on all nights;

2.      maintain adequate security in the Premises at all times necessary to (i) ensure that patrons enter and leave the Premises and 21st Street in a peaceful, quiet and respectful manner; (ii) discourage patrons from congregating outside the Premises, and (iii) use best efforts to have 21st Street cleared of all patrons within one half-hour of closing;

3.      not use any outside promoters at any time;


4.      continue use of private garbage pickup and its garbage will be stored in a manner so as not to cause a disturbance or annoyance to its neighbors;


5.      meet with neighbors and CB5 on a regular basis if requested and shall distribute a 24-hour hotline number to the community that goes to a live manager or owner who can immediately address any complaints from the community;


6.      operate at the following times: Monday-12PM-1AM, Tuesday and Wednesday 12PM- 2AM, Thursday- 12PM-3AM, Friday- 12PM-4AM, Saturday- 4PM-4AM, Sunday- 4PM - 12AM; and

WHEREAS, No members of the public expressed opposition to this 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 BILLIARD BALLS MANAGEMENT LLC D/B/A "SLATE" for alteration to an existing on premises liquor license at 54 West 21st Street, 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 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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