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Deathwatching: Blue Seats Hits Liquor License Snag

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As a result of a January community board vote, Blue Seats, the Ludlow Street sports bar of ill-advised pricing scheme fame, has another problem on its hands. Community Board 3, having hipped to the fact that Blue Seats is operating as a bar, and not a "restaurant," has voted to disallow the bar from serving alcoholic beverages at one of its two bars. Here's the ruling from the CB3 minutes:

VOTE: To deny the application for an alteration for Blue Seats, 157 Ludlow Street, to wit to permit the service of alcohol at its front bar, because 1) when this applicant originally applied to community Board #3, it averred that its method of operation would be as a restaurant and it has opened as and is operating as a sports bar with fifty (50) televisions, and 2) the licensing of an additional bar at the front of this establishment on Ludlow Street could be detrimental to the presently degraded quality of life on this street as a result of so many licensed establishments within close proximity to each other, overwhelming pedestrian and vehicular traffic, patrons congregating in the street itself, late night horn honking and overwhelming noise emanating from businesses and from patrons as they move between businesses because it would locate the service of alcohol at the front of this establishment.
In other Blue Seats news, per the above signage, Blue Seats has reopened, following its second renovations-based closure in as many weeks. Tick tock.
· January 2008 Vote Sheet [CB3]
· Deathwatch: Blue Seats [~E~]

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