The DL Up for License Renewal, Faces Staunch Community Opposition
The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 will convene tonight (189 Allen, 6pm) to meet on some twenty agenda items. One of said applicants is that three-story scourge at 95 Delancey – The DL.
Yup, the controversially-conceived club is on the docket for a liquor license renewal, and the LES Dwellers have them centered firmly in the crosshairs. The block association is channeling the backlash and attempting to mobilize the neighborhood against The DL so that renewal is not achieved. An online petition was also created.
Here’s an excerpt from the opposition campaign literature.
Ludlow Manor / The DL / Dinner on Ludlow, by any name, is a conversation we should not even be having. The license was rendered inactive by the NY SLA in 2012 after it was determined it was illegally selling alcohol on unlicensed floors and not operating a restaurant on the ground floor. In most other communities, the license would have been revoked, sending the glowing neon space ship back to from whence it came.
But, instead, The DL was given another chance, promising “to do everything by the book and let everyone know we are here to be good neighbors.” These words ring hallow.
The DL does not deserve the privilege of having a liquor license. It has been an ongoing nuisance, far from operating as a restaurant and private banquet / event space that it was required to be. It is a three story mega-club wrecking havoc on our community.
This second chance was spearheaded by nightlife honcho Paul Seres who consequently created a food option on the ground level. The name was also changed numerous times = Ludlow Bar to Ludlow Manor to DL, and then Dinner on Ludlow. It’s not often that people actually eat here.