Community members of the surrounding area have finally made a decision regarding the controversial proposal for a bar at 221 East Broadway. After a 26-11 vote in favor of the bar, The Lo-Down has reported that obtaining a liquor license for the space will now be pursued.
The bar will feature open windows, which are only permitted to remain open until 9pm. This stipulation was added due to the bar’s location in a fairly residential area. There will also be a full menu offered until its closing at 4am.
The State Liquor Authority will now be in the position to determine if this bar will become a reality. Some concern also resides with New York’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law’s “200 foot rule” which states that liquor licenses cannot be granted within 200 feet of a school or religious institution. This may be an issue because a former synagogue, Young Israel, was located at 225 Broadway and is rumored to be in the works of re-opening.
Only time will tell, but we obviously have our fingers crossed!