The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Community Board 8 Economic Development Committee
Start Date: 
April 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
Topic : 
Economic development
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect)
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Community Board 8's  Economic Development Committee will be holding its monthly meeting to review applications from local bars and restaurants for new liquor licenses, renewal of existing licenses and extension of licenses to permit alcohol to be served in rear yards.   On the agenda this month are 10 renewals or new applications for businesses in Prospect Heights. While the State Liquor Authority makes the final determination, input from the community board can help shape guidelines as to how these businesses operate in order to preserve the quality of life for residents in the community.  

Input from the community board is also significant in cases where a bar or restaurant is subject to the 500 foot rule, which restricts the approval of full liquor licenses if the location is within a 500 foot radius of three other businesses with full liquor licenses.  In those cases, the presumption is that the SLA will not grant a license unless it can be demonstrated that it is in the public interest to do so.  In addition to the community board's recommendation, a public hearing is required to make a determination for these applications. The public hearing agenda can be found on the State Liquor Authority's website.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 PM at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Park and Prospect).

The Prospect Heights area applications are below:

  • New liquor license applications:
    • Tooker Alley, 793 Washington Avenue/full license (St. John’s/Lincoln)
    • Gran Castillo, 345 Flatbush Avenue /beer/wine license (Park/Sterling)
    • Leonard Zella, 607 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (tavern) (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • Milk River Café, 960 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon) 
  • Liquor license renewals:
    • B&B Sports Club, 644 Franklin Avenue/full license (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • B Hive Lounge, 990 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon)
    • Tao Palate, 329 Flatbush Avenue/beer/wine license (near Park)
    • Kombit, 279 Flatbush Avenue/full license (corner St. Marks)
  • Alterations to applications (rear yard use)
    • 606 R& D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (St. Marks/Prospect)
    • Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue/full license  (corner St. Marks)
  • Unenclosed Sidewalk Café application for Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue
  • Enclosed Sidewalk Café application for Underhill Café & Grill, 760 Dean Street
Open to: 
General public