Group Seeks Restrictions for Barclays Center's Liquor License
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 09:22 AM
A neighborhood group wants to limit the hours Brooklyn's Barclays Center can sell alcohol when it opens in September.
"The application by Barclays Center doesn't have any specified cutoff time for liquor sales and that's not typical at a sports facility and certainly not in a residential neighborhood," said Gib Veconi of the group Brooklyn-Speaks.
The arena dos not yet have a liquor license from the New York State Liquor Authority.
Brooklyn-Speaks started an online petition this week asking the state to stop alcohol sales at the arena by 10 p.m.
Developer Forest City Ratner said it is reviewing the concerns of nearby Community Boards and will set up a quality of life sub-committee related to this and other issues.