In a surprise, East Village bar Heathers won approval for a liquor license renewal directly from the SLA. This victory occurred despite Community Board 3's vehement opposition to granting a renewal and two votes denying their request. Somehow Heather's still managed to secure the license after an SLA hearing on the matter. The SLA now seems quite willing to ignore local community board's demands to put bars out of business when they don't have any serious infractions on their record.
When asked what happened, Heather herself tells Eater that, "Frankly I have no clue what happens at the SLA! I'm just happy the Heathers will keep its doors open for the diverse group of people who really put it out there that it should stick around...But really, Heathers has no infractions on its license, I'm pretty sure that spoke for itself of the type of establishment Heathers truly is." The license is now valid until October of 2013. Maybe that PR campaign helped!
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