Liquor License Decisions

 

**Click here to view CB5’s license dispositions by month**

Before filing an application with the State Liquor Authority (SLA), establishments wishing to serve alcohol must send the community board notice that they intend to seek a license. CB5 receives dozens of notices each month and carefully reviews each notice.

For each notice, CB5 issues a disposition, or decision, which is sent directly to the SLA and published online at the end of the month.

In reaching a disposition, CB5 considers a variety of factors, such as: the type of application (new, renewal, alteration, corporate change, etc.), the type of license sought, the size and location of the establishment, the proposed method of operation (hours, DJ/live music, dancing, etc.) and whether there will be a rooftop or outdoor space.  

Typically, there are several different outcomes for notices that come before the board:

  • No Comment: The board has no comment on the application.
  • No Comment With Affidavit: The board has no comment on the application at this time, as long as the operator abides by certain stipulations that address potential community concerns.
  • Denied: The board has recommended that the SLA deny the application.
  • Withdrawn: The applicant has chosen to withdraw their notice and will not file an application with the SLA.