Chelsea Hotel, Roxy Vie for Liquor

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At last nights meeting of the Community Board 4s Business Licenses and Permits Committee, two iconic Chelsea spaces petitioned for liquor licenses. First, the Hotel Chelsea wants to open two small lobby bars. Second, after a mystery group made a failed attempt to revive the Roxy last summer, the owners of Taj are now looking to open a multiuse complex that Chelsea Now says will include a full-service restaurant and catering hall on the main floor; a lounge/nightclub in the huge downstairs space; a separate caf on 19th St. that serves coffee, sandwiches, smoothies and wraps; and a shop next door selling souvenirs, clothing, apparel and T-shirts. Before you bust out the skates, note that the venue won't be called the Roxy, and all of the carefully laid plans will be laid to waste if the buildings owner decides to demolish it once and for all. But for now it's good news for big clubbers on the same day that Greenpoint's Club Exit announces its closing.

New Lease on Nightlife [Chelsea Now]
Greenpoint club has an Exit strategy [Brooklyn Paper]