Two northeast Queens lawmakers joined a number of Auburndale residents outdoors of Kloud Tequila Grill on Saturday, Nov. 20, to announce that the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) has briefly suspended the institution’s liquor license, prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol on the premises.
Whereas group members really feel the license suspension is a vital step in the best course, Senator John Liu and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein are calling on the SLA to completely revoke Kloud Tequila Grill’s license in order to guard the welfare of the group.
The problems involving Kloud Tequila Grill, also referred to as Silk Hookah Lounge LLC at 192-08 Northern Blvd., lengthen nicely past unneighborly habits, Braunstein stated.
“For months, the local community has been raising concerns that the ownership and patrons of this establishment were engaged in activity that severely compromised public health and safety,” Braunstein stated. “While the SLA’s ruling to suspend Kloud’s liquor license is a good first start, more needs to be done. I continue to urge the SLA to do the right thing by the Auburndale community and permanently revoke Kloud’s license. Enough is enough.”
Residents and small enterprise house owners have reported a number of disturbing points, together with the sale of alcohol to intoxicated patrons, public urination, drag racing, public intercourse acts, loud music and littering.
On Nov. 13, residents’ issues escalated when a double capturing outdoors of the lounge left two individuals wounded. An NYPD investigation decided that the capturing adopted an altercation the place patrons have been denied entry throughout a non-public get together happening contained in the membership. Law enforcement officials arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with a loaded firearm on the scene.
Neighborhood Board 11 District Supervisor Joseph Marziliano stated they’re outraged by the latest escalation of group violence that has spilled out of the institution and into the neighborhood.
“The board office will continue to work with state Senator Liu and Assembly member Braunstein to rally the various city and state agencies to enforce the laws and hold Kloud accountable,” Marziliano stated.
On behalf of the Auburndale Northern Affiliation, Alexandra Han thanked the lawmakers for his or her tireless efforts to make sure the general public security and high quality of life in the group.
“This outcome clearly demonstrates that when people get together and take action, we can achieve great things. While we are grateful for this temporary suspension, there were plenty of warning signs before the gun violence of last week,” Han stated. “We urge the NYS Liquor Authority to continue to do the right thing by fully revoking Kloud (Silk)’s liquor license.”