Several restaurants on 30th Avenue got the green light from Community Board 1 last week to either open a sidewalk cafe or to renew their existing license.
Pink Nori, a sushi restaurant that opened in January at 36-06 30th Ave, requested a license to establish an outdoor café that would operate between 12 pm to 11 pm during the week, and 12 pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The board didn’t raise any issues with the application and approved its request for six tables and 12 chairs.
Meanwhile, MAX Bratwurst and Bier, located at 47-02 30th Ave, requested to renew its license to operate a sidewalk café with 14 tables and 28 seats. The owner said that he had only received one violation concerning his outdoor café in the past—which was for enclosing it in plastic. The plastic was promptly removed, he said. The board had no objection to the renewal.
It was also a smooth process for Anitka Pizzeria, located at 36-08 30th Ave, which applied to have its sidewalk café license that called for six tables and 12-seats renewed.
However, not every request was straight forward.
Burger Club, located at 32-02 30th Ave, applied to renew its license, which currently permits 22 tables and 50 seats outside. The board argued that Burger Club lacks the space for that many tables, since it has to leave 8-feet of clearance space on the sidewalk for pedestrians.
Zenon Zeniou, who manages the business, said he currently has eight tables and 22 seats set up. However, he did not want to lower his request, as he could set up smaller tables.
Zeniou eventually succumbed to the board’s wishes and agreed to lower his request to 15 tables and 35 chairs, which was approved by the board.