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625 Madison, Madison Entertainment Associates - application for a small unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 4 tables and 7 chairs

WHEREAS, The applicant,  Madison Entertainment Associate LLC  wants to operate a small unenclosed sidewalk café with 13 chairs and 4 tables on the north side of East 58th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Committee expressed concerns about the hours of operation and the clearance for pedestrian traffic, and

WHEREAS, The Sidewalk Cafe would be in a predominantly commercial area but also with residential buildings; and

WHEREAS, The Premises are owned and operated by a reputable owner/operator who operates another establishment on the same block without any complaint from neighbors; and

WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to modify the application to:

- close no later than 11 PM from Sunday - Wednesday, and 12 midnight from Thursday - Saturday;

- eliminate a row of seating to provide additional 2' of clearance and reduce the number of seats to 7 and table to 4; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends approval of an application for a revocable consent to operate a small unenclosed sidewalk café with 7 chairs and 4 tables at on East 58th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue (Building Address: 625 Madison Avenue).

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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