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Tell Community Board 12 (CB12) You Want Noise Restrictions on the Ouva Wine Bar & Beer Garden

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The owner of the Garden Cafe plans to open the Ouva Wine Bar & Beer Garden, an outdoor Beer Garden at 4957 Broadway, to be open as late as 2AM and play live music. This Beer Garden is a large space and located right next door to the back courtyard of the Garden Cafe.

This outdoor Beer Garden will be less than 25 feet from the bedrooms of residents of 101 Cooper St.

For well over a year, the Garden Cafe (4961 Broadway) has been playing amplified music outdoors in its back courtyard, disregarding repeated requests from its neighbors that it lower the volume. Rather than lowering the volume, the hours when music is played have gotten later.

There is every reason to believe that, unless constrained by conditions of its pending Beer and Wine License, the Beer Garden would be operated in a similar way, playing amplified music outside, disregarding the requests of its neighbors to lower the volume.  An outdoor Beer Garden is also likely to draw disruptive people who would make noise while at the Beer Garden, and also when arriving and when leaving. 

This presents a real threat to the peace of the neighborhood and the ability of the neighbors to get to sleep at a reasonable hour. 

We believe that there should be no outdoor music permitted at the outdoor Beer Garden.  And, as the courtyard planned for the Beer Garden is right next to the bedrooms of babies and young children, the closing hours should be set for 10 pm Sunday - Thursday and 11 pm Friday and Saturday. 



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