34 Union Square, Union Square Operating, Inc. d/b/a TGI Fridays and Tim Horton'sWHEREAS, The applicant, Union Square Operating, inc. dba T.G.I. Friday's, is applying for a small unenclosed sidewalk café at 34 Union Square East; and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would have 11 tables and 44 seats with 11 four-top tables; and
WHEREAS, The proposed sidewalk café would leave 8' for pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, All tables will be only on 16th Street; and
WHEREAS, The sidewalk registers heavy pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, The current configuration leaves too little space for pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, Based on CB5's concerns, the applicant has agreed to reduce the footprint of the café to 11 tables and 30 seats with the following configuration, 7 two-tops and 4 four-tops, which will widen the pedestrian pathway; and
WHEREAS, The sidewalk café would close no later than 10 PM from Sunday to Wednesday, and 11 PM from Thursday to Saturday; and
WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to reduce the size of its currently oversized awnings and signage to bring it in keeping with the character of Union Square; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval with the conditions laid out above (11 tables with 30 seats and a reduction in size of its awnings and signage) for the application for a small unenclosed sidewalk café with 11 tables and 30 seats at 34 Union Square East.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.