State Liquor Authority

Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 3:33PM

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/30/2013 at 1:27PM

The Knockdown Center is not backing down. The Department of Buildings (DOB) recently reviewed and disapproved the center’s plan for a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA) on October 24, but Knockdown’s manager said they will tweak their proposal until it meets regulations. The PA is required for a site that seeks to have [...]

Liquor Authority votes no booze for Astoria bikini bar
West Angy Altamirano 7/09/2013 at 2:23PM

The girls can show some skin, but cannot serve guests some drinks. On July 2, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) rejected a liquor license application from the owners of Racks, a restaurant and bar that owners are seeking to open at 19-26 Steinway Street. During the SLA meeting, local politicians and residents showed up to [...]

Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
West Angy Altamirano 6/20/2013 at 2:08PM

Alobar customers will now have to spend the summer indoors after a final vote from Community Board 2 (CB2) denied the restaurant the use of its backyard space. The popular restaurant at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point must adhere to a stipulation of its liquor license prohibiting outdoor seating. Owner Jeff Blath met with [...]