Since closing well over five years ago, the legendary West Village tavern Chumley's is finally close to actually reopening, though its bid to do so is now facing new neighborhood opposition. DNAinfo reports that 28 neighbors have filed a petition with CB2, asking the Board to reconsider the conditional liquor license approval it granted last summer.
The petition complains that the bar is going to plague its immediate surroundings with "drunk and loud tourists/patrons talking and smoking on Bedford and Barrow streets," as well as potentially annoying neighbors with noise from the courtyard and, just maybe, honking horns from cabs. They want it to have to close at midnight; currently it would be allowed to stay open until 1 a.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Miller is currently awaiting approval on his latest round of DOB permits to restore the bar's interior. After unsuccessfully trying to open last year, he's optimistic that Chumley's could reopen sometime in 2013.
· Chumley's Faces New Opposition in Bid to Reopen [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of Chumley's [~ENY~]