Last night, over 60 of us showed up to oppose Buster's at the full community board meeting at PS/IS 89 in Tribeca. CB1 unanimously voted to retract their previous approval and also issued a unanimous resolution to oppose 200 Water Group LLC, whose ownership operated Buster's Garage. A representative from Assemblymember Glick's office also read her opposition to 200 Water Group, and has sent letters to the SLA.
It was a major blow for Buster's, and no one from their side attended the meeting.
Today, we are submitting documents to the State Liquor Authority as follow-up to the January 2 500 foot hearing. The administrative judge had granted us an extension to file documents based on the fact that 1) the SLA hadn't scanned the application until last week, and 2) the community board had consented to re-hear the issue.
There is a two day period in which lawyers can submit rebuttals, and then it's in the hands of the commissioners for the SLA.
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the various hearings and forums. Although we can't call the victory final yet, we sure have represented our opposition as a community and sent a strong message to our representatives.