The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

State Liquor Authority hearing on Barclays Center application for liquor license
Start Date: 
June 12, 2012 - 11:00am
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Liquor Authority
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue 4th floor
New York, NY
United States

Barclays Center has applied for a license that would allow it to keep serving alcohol up to the 4AM State limit in an 18,000-seat arena. Sure, the NBA has a policy that requires liquor sales to end after the third quarter. But basketball only accounts for 40 of the expected 220 events to be held at the arena each year. And Barclays’ application isn’t even limited to serving drinks at arena events. (Arena plans include four club/lounge areas.)

We all know that the history of Atlantic Yards has been one blanket approval by government after another, with little oversight afterward. But isn’t this getting ridiculous? On Tuesday, June 12, the State Liquor Authority will hold a hearing on Barclays Center’s application. Join PHNDC and community organizations to tell the SLA that Barlcays’ liquor license must be appropriate for the residential neighborhoods in which it is situated, and through which patrons will travel on their way home.

And if you haven’t already stood with over 1,200 Brooklynites who have signed a petition to require drink sales to end after half time at a NBA game, 45 minutes before the end of an event, or 10PM, you’re not too late. Sign the petition now!

Open to: 
General public