From our friends at Park Slope Neighbors:
This Wednesday, June 20th, at 7 p.m., the New York State Liquor Authority will be holding the second of two public hearings on the application by Brooklyn Events Center LLC and Levy Premium Foodservice for the liquor license for the Barclays Center. While the hearing is taking place in Harlem, if you live anywhere near the arena site, you might want to consider making the trip.
As with just about every other aspect of the Atlantic Yards project, the liquor license application is yet another bait and switch. From our friends at BrooklynSpeaks:
Barclays Center has applied for a license that would allow it to keep serving alcohol into the early hours of the morning. At a public meeting in April, arena representatives described an intent to serve patrons in accordance with NBA rules that require liquor sales to end after the third quarter. But after Barclays Center received conditional support from Community Boards 2 and 6, it was revealed that the arena plans to keep open clubs with a capacity of 1,800 up to an hour after events have ended—as late as 2:00 AM. And the recent announcement of one of Jay-Z's 40/40 Clubs being located in the arena raises the possibility of bottle service for hundreds of late-night customers.
Tomorrow night, we need your help to let the New York State Liquor Authority know Barclays Center's plans to sell liquor won't work for Brooklyn.
Here are the details on the hearing:
SLA hearing on Barclays Center Liquor License Application
Wednesday, June 20th, 7:00 p.m.
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue
Take the #2 or #3 subway to 125th Street
From Bergen Street and 6th Avenue, the subway trip is barely more than 30 minutes, and the SLA headquarters is a stone's throw from the 125th Street station.
Here's recent coverage of the issues at stake by the indispensable Atlantic Yards Report.