Friday, March 9, 2012

'No' Vote for Nightclub that Strives to be Like 'Applebee's'

'No' Vote for Nightclub that Strives to be Like 'Applebee's'

SHERMAN CREEK — Owners of a proposed Inwood lounge that wants to throw late night parties for crowds of up to 200 people, all while maintaining a vibe like an Applebee's restaurant, has received a no vote on its liquor license application from Community Board 12.  

The board unanimously voted down a proposal from the owners of Vacca Lounge during its general meeting last week, urging the State Liquor Authority to deny a liquor license application for the Inwood newcomer.

CB12 rejected the proposal after hearing the owners had presented a plan to the economic development committee in early February, which stated that the restaurant was slated to entertain 120 to 200 people with live music and DJs and remain open from 5 p.m. To 4 a.m. On weekends and 5 p.m. To 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 

"It will be similar in style to Applebee's," Miguel Acosta, a restaurant representative, told the committee, referring to the national restaurant chain.

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