C.B. 2 Committee Recommends Denial of Beer-and-Wine License at Mile End’s Sandwich Shop

photo-161Daniel Maurer 53 Bond Street

As Noah Bernamoff, an owner of Mile End, expected might happen when The Local spoke to him before Tuesday’s meeting, Community Board 2’s S.L.A. Licensing Committee has voted, 8-0, to recommend that the State Liquor Authority deny the Boerum Hill delicatessen’s application for a beer-and-wine license at its forthcoming sandwich shop at 53 Bond Street.

“Generally, there were concerns about over-saturation in the area,” said C.B. 2 District Manager Bob Gormley, who attended the meeting. Mr. Gormley added, “There were some questions raised as to whether it was even allowable to have a liquor license at that location,” and said that the board is writing a letter to the Department of Buildings asking for clarification about the building’s zoning.

Elsewhere in NoHo, Mr. Gormley said that discussions regrading 9 Great Jones Street (the former Acme space) and 53 Bond Street (The Smile’s request for an upgrade to a full liquor license) were laid over until a future meeting. Grub Street hears that team Indochine’s project at 9 Great Jones is “inviting select guests in this week for tastings” this week.