Monday, March 14, 2011
We've been writing about the plans to turn 34 Avenue A into a music venue in "the tradition of the old Knitting Factory and Tonic" the past few weeks.
Tonight, partners Todd P. and Phil Hartman made their case before the CB3/SLA committee.
While we weren't at the meeting, EV Grieve reader and frequent commenter RyanAvenueA was in attendance ... he just passed along word that the CB3/SLA committee rejected the application for the space.
Per Ryan: "There was tons of heated debate. You've never seen a more prepared bunch present to the board."
Residents on the northern stretch of Avenue A also spoke out against a license for 34 Avenue A.
Committee members Herman Hewitt, David McWater and Ariel Palitz voted in favor of the proposal. However, there were four no's lead by committee chair Alexandra Militano.
We're sure there will be a lot more about this tomorrow...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Phil Hartman bringing a 'performance venue' back to former Mo Pitkin's space
[Updated] Bringing 'the tradition of the old Knitting Factory and Tonic' to 34 Avenue A
Because you want to know more about the plans for 34 Avenue A