New York's first-ever Denny's got its liquor license approved at the Community Board 1 meeting last night, although not quite the one it was hoping for. The Denny's team had proposed to start serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays, but residents were concerned about attracting "the kind of person who wants to have a drink before noon." So CB1 pushed the hours of alcohol service back to 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends, and voted unanimously to approve the license.
The owner of this Denny's, Gurbox "Ray" Marwah, insists that food is really the focus here, while the liquor is "just an amenity, a side dish." Although many locals are still not impressed, the new swanky-looking Denny's will open in May.
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