In Chicago, Wrigley Field is allowed to host only 30 evening events a year. Liquor sales must end no later than 9:30PM. You’d think that the people of Brooklyn deserve no less respect.
Not according to Barclays Center, which 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 Barclays Center 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, at any of the expected 220 events a year. 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.
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.
- Alcohol sales in the arena must end no later than 10:00 PM!
- No permit for Barclays Center’s late night clubs until the public has heard the full plans.
You can also submit written testimony to:
Chairman Denis Rosen
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10027
Re: Levy Premium Foodservice LP
And don't forget to sign the BrooklynSpeaks online petition!