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Local Activists Take a Stand Against Governor’s Plan to Change Liquor Laws

On Friday, community activists and local elected officials rallied against legislation proposed by Governor Cuomo to change the state's liquor laws.

State Liquor Authority Chair Rosen Meets Downtown Community Leaders May 6

There's always been an awkward dance between the State Liquor Authority (SLA) and local community boards.  The SLA is obligated to take into account community concerns before deciding whether to approve liquor license applications, but the process is often...

More on Today’s Approval of Soho House’s LES Liquor License

As we reported earlier, Soho House has gotten the okay from the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to open a new club at 139 Ludlow St.  Here's a more detailed account from today's hearing at the SLA's offices in Harlem....

State Liquor Authority Holds Hearing on 106 Rivington; No Decision Yet

The saga surrounding a new restaurant coming to 106 Rivington Street shifted to the State Liquor Authority offices in upper Manhattan yesterday.  The applicants, Jose Orlando Rodriguez and Robert Payne, made their case for a full bar at a...

CB3 Releases September Liquor License Agenda

Quite a few interesting items on the just-released Community Board 3 agenda for next month's liquor licensing hearing.  Among the applicants: the team behind Greenpoint's Lobster Joint.  They're looking to take over Lina Frey, the bistro at 201 East...

Paulaner Brauhaus, Le Lupanar, Cocktail Bodega Face CB3 in May

Community Board 3 is out with its rundown of restaurants and bars seeking liquor licenses in the coming month.  It's a fairly tame list but there are a few items worth highlighting.  First off -- Paulaner Brauhaus is seeking...

Community Board 3 Seeks Feedback on Liquor Licensing Policies

Community Board 3 is seeking feedback about proposed changes in its liquor licensing policies. On Wednesday evening, there will be a public hearing to discuss the proposals, which would impact so-called "resolution areas," specific blocks in which the board...

CB3 Liquor Licensing Committee: The DL, Lo-Fi, Zoe and More

Here's a wrap-up of last night's CB3 liquor licensing hearing. The most time-consuming and contentious applications concerned above-Houston establishments. You can read all about the latest Community Board 3 rejection of 200 Avenue A (formerly Superdive) and the angst...

CB3 March Liquor Docket: Ludlow Manor Returns For More Punishment

Community Board 3 is out with the agenda for next month's meeting of its liquor licensing committee.   The March 19th shindig should be an interesting one. First off, the beleaguered Ludlow Manor will be back before the board once again...

State Liquor Authority Launches New Interactive Web Site

The State Liquor Authority has finally launched a new web site intended to make it a lot easier for communities to track the status of liquor permits.  The old system was notoriously archaic.  Information was difficult to find and,...
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