Community Board 2, which has jurisdiction over the West Village, meets tomorrow to vote on two key liquor licence apps: Blind Tiger Ale House's Bleecer Street relocation and the extremely scary proposition of Tribeca eye sore Buster's Garage moving to Carmine Street. Naturally, there is massive community opposition to both. Blind Tiger is applying for a sidewalk cafe permit and an expansion of their bar seating (from 10 to 15); Buster's, which is facing development issues in their current location (more on this shortly), is asking for sidewalk seating for 70. From one correspondent, seemingly close to the matter:
Busters Garage is applying for a liquor license to move location to 80 Carmine St (old Banana Express space) and they are looking to have outdoor seating for 70. Loud noises through the night, 500 ft compliance and immediate votes from the Community Board 2 Business Committee against liquor license approval may make it harder but the ultimate decision lies with the SLA. We are not looking forward to drunk college/young types getting drunk and rowdy at the $10 happy hour and causing a raucous not to mention I can't believe they can allow this establishment in such close proximity to the Tony Dapolito Rec Center and City-as-School High School.It should be noted that votes on the booze are ultimately in the hands of the SLA, however we do know these boards can wield some influence.
A bit more on Blind Tiger ahead. And, should you want to attend said meeting, those details as well.
Supporters and Friends of CVBA: (pls. forward to local residents)
CVBA faces two tough fights at the Community Board meeting this coming Thursday, July 20. We are opposing TWO applications by Tiger Ale LLC, experienced bar operators.
First, we are opposing their application for a sidewalk cafe at 281 Bleecker St., (corner of Jones). A sidewalk cafe there would be a disaster for pedestrians.
Second, we are opposing Tiger Ale's application to alter their (pending with the SLA!) liquor license to allow them to expand their bar to seating for 15 from seating for 10. Expansion of their bar would only encourage Tiger Ale to operate their establishment as a true bar, which would be a disaster for both our residential and commercial community.
I beg you to attend this Thursday night's Community Board meeting so that you can stand with our CVBA spokesperson and show your opposition to these two destructive applications. You don't have to do anything but show up and stand with CVBA. You do not have to say a word - CVBA will speak for you.
To get to the meeting: take the # 1 train uptown; get off at the 14th St. stop; walk west of Seventh Avenue to 208 W. 13 St., which is the LGBT Center; ask to be directed to the Lerner Auditorium, room 301. Look for a CVBA representative who will be carrying a "CVBA" sign. Here are more details:
FULL BOARD, Hon. Maria Derr, Chair
Thurs., 7/20 @ 6:30 PM- LGBT Community Services Center, 208 W. 13th St. bet. 7th & Greenwich Aves.
Lerner Auditorium Room 301 -*NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION*
THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. SPEAKERS' CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM. Reports from the Chair, District Manager, Borough President, Standing Committees.