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11 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011, BAR 17 INC d/b/a LOST SPIRITS NYC, application for alteration to an existing on-premises liquor license

At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2023, the following resolution passed with a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, BAR 17 INC. (the “Applicant”), has notified Community Board Five of its intention to file an alteration application to extend the operating hours of its existing on-premises liquor license for the restaurant located at 11 West 17th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), New York, New York 10011 (the “Premises”); and

WHEREAS, The Premises consists of approximately 2,000 square feet of indoor finished space on the ground floor and basement levels, and with capacity of up to 97 persons; and

WHEREAS, The Premises includes one (1) patron bar and zero (0) service bars; and

WHEREAS, The Premises is located on a mixed use block, within a residential building, 11 West 17th Street, and with residences immediately next door at 13 West 17th Street and across the street at 12, 14, and 16 West 17th Street and 

WHEREAS, In 2022, Applicant agreed to hours of operation no later than 1:00 AM Sunday through Wednesday, and 2:00 AM Thursday through Saturday, which hours are consistent with those of other operations on the block approved by CB5 and, in reliance on that agreement, CB5 supported the initial application; and

WHEREAS, Applicant now seeks to extend the hours of operation until 4:00 AM every night; and

WHEREAS, This block has several restaurants currently in operation as well as two to three additional restaurant and bar operations which have been supported by CB5, all with reasonable and consistent hours of operation; and

WHEREAS, While Applicant submitted a petition containing signatures of patrons of the establishment not living in the area and of other businesses on the block, the actual residents of the block who attended a community meeting regarding the change in hours unanimously rejected any extension of hours; and 

WHEREAS, Residents of the block testified to existing disturbance, crowds, noise and smoking in front of the Premises during the current hours of operation; and

WHEREAS, Representatives from the neighborhood provided written and verbal testimony asserting that later hours of operation is incompatible with this location; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Bar 17 Inc. d/b/a Lost Spirits NYC for an alteration application to extend the operating hours of its on-premises liquor license at 11 West 17th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), New York, New York 10011.

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