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T-Poutine Addresses Neighbors
Posted on: April 12th, 2010 at 6:23 am by Elie
Last modified on: November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am
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:
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.
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