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

Recent Stories

sweetgreen-kenmare
Sweetgreen is Opening Its 3rd NYC Location Imminently on Kenmare Street

Upscaling continues on Kenmare Street unchecked, from the controversial Nolitan Hotel to Ken & Cook and the Butcher’s Daughter. As such, the demand for retail units along this four-block stretch hasn’t yielded in years. The newest entrant into the increasingly crowded four-block stretch is DC-based health spot, Sweetgreen. The chain-let is on a roll of […]

Photo: emveezee
The 5th Precinct Officer and Tackled Cyclist Square off in the Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]

Last week, we published an article about a 5th Precinct cop stationed on Canal Street who tackled a red-light-running cyclist after exiting the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The story went totally bonkers with all points of view recorded in the comments (86 and counting). However, was the response (i.e. use of force) proportional to the […]

preserve24-finished
Preserve 24 Space on East Houston Might Take ‘One for the Frog’

Remnants of Preserve 24 still grace the premises of 177 East Houston nearly six months after its epic failure. The ambitious, albeit cockamamie concept – bringing to life a fictional explorer’s club story and its mission to retrieve glacial ice – had immediate trouble attracting the masses to fill the expansive two floors. No surprise […]

via-tribunali-closed
Little Seattle Blues: Via Tribunali is Finished with Ludlow Street

A tipster brought word last week that Via Tribunali had been strangely closed during peak dinner hours. Chairs on tables, blue neon unplugged; a ghost town. “I was there about a week and a half ago and it was VERY open,” the person wrote to us. Well, it’s now confirmed; they served their last Neopolitan […]

Rendering of 155 Attorney St., Photo: Midtown Equities
More Renderings Revealed for Glitzy 155 Attorney Street [PHOTOS]

With ongoing construction at the project site of 155 Attorney Street, the PR muscle behind its birth is beginning to flex. Studio V Architecture, the designer of record for the property, shared some updated renderings illustrating the future of the block. Basically, lots of glass and rooftop amenities (let’s not forget the well-dressed scalies). Get ready […]

  • 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!

  • Pingback: How do you make your Dog Stop Biting? | Bad Dog Behaviors.com

  • Pingback: Nabe News: April 20 - Bowery Boogie | A Lower East Side Chronicle