Full CB3 Upholds Liquor Denial for Ludlow Soho House

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 at 5:47 am by
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A week after the SLA subcommittee meeting, the full board of CB3 voted last night to uphold the liquor license denial for Soho House at 139 Ludlow Street. There was, of course, other business to attend to, however this issue dominated much of the attention.

During the public portion of the meeting, twelve total speakers voiced opinions on the matter. Six aside, with the same arguments as before – foot traffic and increased business versus more noise and increased congestion. LES Dwellers and Michael Chernow of Meatball Shop both made the biggest splash. Hours later, the item was finally put to a vote and denied.

But the road is not completely blocked for the world renowned exclusive club. Like 106 Rivington before it, Soho House will likely take the case directly to the State Liquor Authority for the “500-foot hearing,” in which a judge will determine whether public benefit is met with this license addition. We are told that the Dwellers are committed and prepared to challenge the application to the highest levels. Take from that what you will.

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