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6 West 25th St. @ Broadway, Twenty Ones Inc. (40/40 Club) - application for renewal of an on-premises liquor license

WHEREAS, Twenty Ones Inc. ("Applicant") has notified Community Board Five of their intent to apply to the NY State Liquor Authority for the renewal of an on-premises liquor license for the premises located at 6 West 25th Street, New York, NY (the "Premises"); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor space on the ground and mezzanine floors; with back-of-house space used for storage and offices; and

WHEREAS, The Premises includes no outdoor space; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is operated as a bar/cocktail lounge and corporate/private event space, with full kitchen and dining service; with a total of 140 seats and 60 tables; and

WHEREAS, Total capacity of the Premises is 700; and

WHEREAS, The Premises includes 3 patron bars and 2 service bars; and

WHEREAS, Applicant appeared before the Committee on Public Safety and Quality of Life to discuss various community complaints and concerns regarding its operation at the Premises; and

WHEREAS, At committee, the Applicant made representations, gave assurances, and agreed to various conditions and stipulations, to induce the Committee to recommend approval of its liquor license; and

WHEREAS, At committee, Applicant agreed to memorialize its representations, assurances, conditions, and stipulations in an affidavit; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has failed to comply with the agreements made at committee and has ignored numerous requests by the Committee for Applicant to satisfy its obligations; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has demonstrated complete disregard and disdain for the licensing renewal process by defaulting on its agreements with Community Board Five and by demonstrating bad faith in the process; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Twenty Ones Inc. to renew its on-premises liquor license for the premises located at 6 West 25th Street, New York, NY.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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