T-Poutine Addresses Neighbors

Posted on: April 12th, 2010 at 6:23 am by

T-Poutine is desperately seeking a beer and wine license from the State Liquor Authority.  At last month’s Community Board 3 meeting, their request was denied on the grounds of noise complaints and lack of support (and signatures) from neighbors. Now the late-night grease pit has taken to Ludlow Street, canvassing the immediate vicinity with flyers that address locals’ concerns.  T-Poutine is currently on the April docket.

The letter reads as follows:

Dear Neighbors,

As most of you know, we opened the restaurant T-Poutine, located at 168 Ludlow, about seven months ago. Coming from Montreal, we are proud to serve the French Canadian National Dish, Poutine.  Since opening, we are pleased to have some of you as regular customers, making us feel welcome and a part of the community.  As a small LES business, our goal is to maintain harmony amongst our neighbors, and hopefully become a neighborhood staple.

We are currently applying for a beer and wine license through the community board.  During this process, we were informed there were a couple of complaints back in the Fall of 2009, concerning the noise of the late night business hours.  Since that time, we have taken the following steps to correct this problem.

  • All speakers were lowered from the original ceiling height.
  • Speakers at the back of the restaurant are turned off after midnight, as well as reducing the base volume.
  • Back door to remain closed and access limited to only dropping the garbage (which shouldn’t be more than once or twice per night).
  • Cigarette breaks are no longer permitted in the backyard.

With spring here and summer fast approaching, we would like to reach out to our neighbors and continue to find ways for us to continue to work together.  We would like to hear from you with any comments, questions or concerns.  Please feel free to contact us with suggestions or ideas on how we can continue to be a valuable and contributing business in the neighborhood.

T-Poutine
Thierry Pepin
Founder/GM
646-833-7444
thierry@tpoutine.com

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  • Anonymous

    Well, as far as these types of letters go, this is about as good as it gets….

    • Freedom Fries

      Seriously? Wasn’t their last request rejected just last month?

      Their music has kept me up all week. If the idea of yet another drinking establishment on Ludlow bothers you, you can:

      + Send a polite email to Councilmember Margaret Chin: chin (at) council.nyc.gov
      + Call 311 to report noise
      + Make a complaint with Community Board 3: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb3/html/forms/service_complaint.shtml

  • sleepless on ludlow

    The noise from this place is horrendous, I would do anything possible to keep them from getting a beer/wine lisence!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with sleepless. And they are SO rude when you ask them to turn it down. I thinks its pathetic that they’ve been noisy for over 6 months and they never thought to try to win over the neighbors until they were denied there beer and wine license. I doubt they will keep the noise down once they get what they want.

  • disous

    it’s such a frathole type of place. so happy blueseats closed down.
    go away! someone shut down hot dog saloon or whatever took over annex!

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