April 6, 2015 By Christian Murray
Residents will get the opportunity to express their views about the granting of a liquor license to a bar/restaurant that is expected to open on Vernon Blvd.
Gantry LIC, to be located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd., seeks a liquor license but is subject to a public hearing.
Attendees who support the bar, or those who have issues with the granting of the license, will be able to speak for up to 3 minutes at the hearing. The hearing is being held at the Irish Center, located at 10-40 Jackson Ave., on Wednesday at 7 pm.
Community Board 2 Chairman Pat O’Brien said that these liquor license hearings have become customary for all new bars/restaurants seeking a liquor license in the Hunters Point area.
Last month Brian Porter and Phil Carroll, who plan to open Gantry LIC, went before Community Board 2’s City Service committee that handles licensing.
They said that the establishment would place a heavy emphasis on food and that they had no intention of using the existing backyard space. Furthermore, they said there would be no live music.
William Garrett, who attended the committee meeting, voiced his concern that the venue would be two doors down from his house and he was concerned about noise. He also noted that there were 13 bars/restaurants within 500 ft. of the proposed location.
Porter said the establishment would be a small space with room for 12 seats at the bar and about 20 in the main area. He said that he would be looking into establishing a sidewalk café in the future, although not this year.
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: NY Irish Center
Address: 10-40 Jackson Ave. (Downstairs conference room)