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Liquor licenses
« on: February 29, 2008, 12:09:48 AM »
The Times Ledger has an informative story about the controversy about the number of establishments with liquor licenses along Roosevelt Ave. 

The Times Ledger
CB 3 vents anger over liquor laws
By Jeremy Walsh

Members of Community Board 3 got a clearer picture of why liquor licenses are awarded when the head of the State Liquor Authority paid them a visit last week.

Joshua Toas, the authority's chief executive officer, answered questions for close to an hour. He made it clear that the decision-making power lies with the authority's members, but said community input is crucial to the process.

"We see almost all the letters sent to us by your board," Toas said, referring to himself and his deputies. "We couldn't do our job without the input we get from you. The things you tell us are a vital part of the decision-making process."

Liquor licenses are a hot issue in Community Board 3, which covers East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and parts of Corona. Many residents, especially in East Elmhurst and the section of Jackson Heights along Roosevelt Avenue, have expressed frustration at the number of bars in the area. Liquor license hearings at CB 3 meetings often get heated, especially about rules preventing establishments from having on-premises licenses within 200 feet of a school or church.

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Liquor licenses
« on: February 29, 2008, 12:09:48 AM »