Village residents sue liquor authority over Chumley’s license

Plaintiffs say once esteemed watering hole was a den of "bridge-and-tunnel partygoers"

TRD New York /
Feb.February 25, 2014 05:42 PM

Neighbors have filed suit against the New York State Liquor Authority in an effort to keep Chumley’s, once a favorite watering hole of the city’s literati, from reopening in the West Village.

Area residents argue that the 86 Bedford Street site, where the pub’s facade was restored after a 2007 collapse, lacks any historic value and served primarily as “a major destination for tourists, undergraduates and barhopping bridge-and-tunnel partygoers,” in its last incarnation, according to the lawsuit. For that reason neighbors suffered “for years from the impact of the former Cumley’s,” it continued.

Because there are several bars within a 500-foot radius of the venue, the plaintiffs argue that the SLA should never have granted Chumley’s another liquor license in the first place. With so many in close proximity, they argue, a new license requires additional review.

The SLA did not immediately respond to DNAinfo’s request for comment. [DNAinfo]Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
255 West 11th Street with Liv Tyler and 49 East 67th Street  with Thomas and Ann Unterberg (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Here’s what sold in NYC’s luxury home market last week

 2 Bank Street and Alan Stillman (Credit: Getty Images, Lee & Associates)

Smith & Wollensky owner signs lease for new eatery in West Village

Philip Seymour Hoffman and 1 Sheridan Square (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s old West Village pad sells for $2.57M

These are some of the most notable resi sales of the week

These are some of the most notable resi sales of the week

West Village’s Cornelia Street Café to close after 40+ years

West Village’s Cornelia Street Café to close after 40+ years

150 Charles pad trades for $13.7M

150 Charles pad trades for $13.7M

If sold at $38M ask, West Village PH would be one of Downtown’s priciest sales

If sold at $38M ask, West Village PH would be one of Downtown’s priciest sales

Why sellers have the upper hand in Greenwich Village

Why sellers have the upper hand in Greenwich Village

arrow_forward_ios