April 24, 2012Commissioner Jeanique GreeneNew York State Liquor Authority80 S. Swan Street, 9
FloorAlbany, NY 12210Chairman Dennis RosenNew York State Liquor Authority80 S. Swan Street, 9
FloorAlbany, NY 12210RE: Kemistry Lounge, 260 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn 11217Dear Commissioner Greene and Chairman Rosen,I am writing to express my concerns regarding the Kemistry Lounge which will be submitting aliquor license application. On April 23, 2012, Community Board 6’s PublicSafety/Environmental Protection/Permits/Licenses committee voted to not support this liquorlicense application.After several discussions between the Prospect Place Neighbors, the owners of Kemistry, and theNorth Flatbush Business Improvement District no final agreement could be reached regardingoperations. The Prospect Place Neighbors are a coalition of residents who live on a residentialblock behind the proposed establishment.The two issues of special concern to me are:1)
Bottle service: Kemistry Lounge wishes to be the second establishment in Brooklyn tooffer bottle service. Bottle service drastically increases patrons’ incentive to drink andpromotes dangerous levels of drunkenness.2)
Closing times: This establishment abuts a quiet residential block and is located near twodaycare centers. A set of reasonable closing times must be established.
JOAN L. MILLMANAssemblywoman 52
District341 Smith StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231(718) 246-4889CHAIRStanding Committee on AgingCOMMITTEESCorporationsEducationLaborSteeringTransportation
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