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5 East 19th Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South), SS 5 EAST 19TH STREET, INC. D/B/A/ "ROAM" , APPLICATION FOR ALTERATION TO AN EXISTING ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE in the RESTRICTED LICENSING AREA

WHEREAS, Raymond Lin, on behalf of SS 5 East 19th Street, Inc. ("Applicant"), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to apply for alteration of an on premises liquor license for the ground bar/lounge known as "Roam" located at 5 East 19th Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South), New York, New York (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of approximately 3,000 square feet on the ground floor and basement of the Premises; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is operated exclusively as a bar/lounge with approximately 17 tables and 56 seats; and

WHEREAS, The total capacity of the Premises is 187; and

WHEREAS, The Premises includes 2 patron bars and no service bars; and

WHEREAS, The hours of operation of the Premises are 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM seven nights a week; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is an existing operation located within CB5's Restricted Licensing Area and has been a constant source of disturbance to the community; and

WHEREAS, CB5 has previously requested that the State Liquor Authority not renew the liquor license for this Premises to no avail; and

WHEREAS, The alterations to the premises include:

WHEREAS; The renovations were performed by Applicant without approval by the State Liquor Authority and without a public hearing as required by law; and

WHEREAS; To rectify the violation, the SLA required Applicant both to pay a fine and to seek retroactive approval through the normal license process, including review by the public as required by the City Charter; and

WHEREAS, Despite being required to do so by the SLA, the Applicant refused to cooperate with CB5 and failed to appear at a duly called public hearing held by CB5 on July 27, 2011; and

WHEREAS, Members of the community report that there continues to be a serious and significant adverse impact on the community by Roam; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by SS 5 East 19th Street, Inc. for alteration of an on premises liquor license for the ground bar/lounge known as "Roam" located at 5 East 19th Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South), New York, New York.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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