Last night Community Board 6′s Public Safety Committee approved the liquor license request for the proposed falafel/pizza/gastropub at 604 Pacific Street, a business that residents expressed many concerns about at a board meeting last month. The business intends to lease part of the storefront occupied by the mattress warehouse across from Atlantic Yards. Its owners have met with residents and the Flatbush Avenue BID and agreed to stipulations about their operations. They’re as follows: no dancing; no outside promoters; private trash pickup with all refuse remaining inside until pickup day; a 24-hour business number to contact; soundproofing; signage asking patrons not to congregate on the street; security guards and extra security during events; and no outdoor space. The one request that hasn’t been agreed upon are its Thursday night hours: Community members have asked that the bar close at 2 a.m., but the owners are insisting on a 4 a.m. closing time. Ultimately the Public Safety Committee passed the bar/wine license for the pizza and falafel joint and the full liquor license for the gastropub. They also asked that the establishment close at 2 a.m. on Thursdays. It will move on to the full board for a vote next month.
A community board attendee also complained about noise coming from next door, at 602 Pacific Street, where Machavelle Sports Bar & Lounge opened over the weekend, according to Patch. Their liquor license was approved by the SLA and they managed to sidestep community board proceedings before opening. CB6′s public safety chair said he would contact other board members about the matter and get in touch with the bar owner, who apparently lives in the building upstairs.
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