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49 West 20th Street, Cana Wine Bar LLC @ Limelight - application for a new liquor license

WHEREAS, Cana Wine Bar LLC ("Applicant") has notified Community Board Five of its intention to file an application for a new wine and beer license within the premises leased to Applicant on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Limelight Marketplace located at 49 West 20th Street (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of 400 square feet of space on the second floor and 400 square feet of space on the third floor; and

WHEREAS, Applicant is aware that this location falls within the Ladies Mile Historic District and that the Premises itself is an individual landmark and understands that no alteration can be made to the exterior (including signage, windows, roof, doors, lighting, etc.) without approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and

WHEREAS, Although the Premises are in CB5's moratorium area, and there are residents who continue to object to any new liquor licenses on 20th Street or 21st Street or 6th Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street, the Premises falls within an exception to the moratorium prohibition since it contains less than 3,000 square feet and satisfies other requirements for the exception; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is in a completely enclosed portion of the Limelight Marketplace and will serve wine and beer only; and

WHEREAS, The sale of alcohol will be limited to confined and supervised locations within the Premises; and

WHEREAS, The hours of operation will be from 10am-10pm; and

WHEREAS, There was no community objection to this application; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of a new wine and beer license for the premises leased to Cana Wine Bar LLC on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Limelight Marketplace located at 49 West 20th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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