Nolitan Hotel on CB2 SLA Docket

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 at 11:18 am by

Sound the alarm, some suspicious applicants are on the SLA agenda at tomorrow night’s CB2 meeting.  But first things first.  According to a neighborhood tipster, we’ve just learned that Bowery Ale House has again withdrawn its application to open a drinking establishment at 168 Bowery.

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Residents are worried about hotel newcomer Nolitan scoring additional on-premise licenses for their operation. 153 Elizabeth Street is listed on the agenda twice, both for the “entire building” and first floor/cellar. Our informant writes:

These applicants applied a couple of years ago for a full SLA license for service in a room w/ balcony (this room being on the side of the hotel between neighboring buildings)…and a license for the roof space. This in a building which disregarded compliance with the zoning restrictions of the area – specifically the “Special Little Italy District.” All of this is an affront to the community. No one in the neighborhood community has been reached out to by any of these applicants.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that there is currently a liquor license on file for 153 Elizabeth (aka 40 Kenmare) as of July 6, 2011.

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