DNAinfo provides a little more information on the proposed bar at 72 Clark Street. It’s main operator will be Jerry Doyle who owns Kelly’s Sports Bar in the East Village. As we previously reported, they had asked CB2 give it the green light to stay open until late. “Applicant sought a 3:00 am closing on weekdays and 4:00 am on Friday and Saturday. The committee asked applicant to close at 2:00 am, Sunday-Thursday, and applicant consented,” a CB2 staff member told BHB.
DNAinfo: [Doyle] plans to open a new bar that will serve drinks, appetizers, and have a jukebox and up to six televisions to watch sports. But there are 60 apartment buildings above the former coffee shop space and neighbors are worried about the noise.
“I am rather opposed to having a sports bar in the ground floor of where I live,” said Sabrina Bowers, who lives above the planned bar. “I want to be able to sleep at 3 a.m.”
Doyle argued for the 4 a.m. closing time saying that during his entire stint at the helm of his East Village bar, he never got a complaint about rowdy patrons.
“”I’ve had the bar on Avenue A for six years and haven’t a noise violation,” he said. “Not one.”
We’ve been to Kelly’s and they’re known for being a safe haven for fans of Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Florida Gators and Tottenham Hotspurs.
So is there room for sports bar in Brooklyn Heights? Good idea or epic fail? Discuss away!