Exclusive: Cabaret License Approved for One Front Street


Despite the recommendation against a cabaret license at One Front Street by the Community Board 2 committee, the Department of Consumer Affairs has granted the license today. Several residents objected to the license at the CB2 meeting on November 4, 2009 stating that the noise would be too loud for the neighborhood. However, owner, Marcelo Pevida, stated that his dance club will not be like other clubs and will help the community. One Front will officially open its 3rd floor ballroom as part of a Saturday Dinner & Dancing series starting on April 17. What do you think? Press release from One Front:

They Can Dance If They Want To (in DUMBO)

No. 1 Front Street, the stately tri-level restaurant-lounge at the corner of Front and Old Fulton streets, has received a coveted “cabaret license” from the Department of Consumer Affairs — a requisite for (legal) dancing.

“It’s official – There Will Be Dancing in DUMBO,” said spokesman Ron Alan. “To our knowledge we have the only cabaret license in the neighborhood.”

Alan said further: “We are pleased our application to the DCA was compelling. In five years under the management of owner Marcelo Pevida, this venue has had a clean record. No violations from NYPD, NYFD, the SLA, or other regulatory agencies. We are grateful for written endorsements from our neighbors, such as Grimaldi’s Pizza, and many residential neighbors and business associations.”

No. 1 Front will christen its cabaret license in April when it officially opens its 3rd Floor Ballroom, as part of a Saturday Dinner & Dancing Series. ($50 for 2 people.)

“Think swing, Latin, the Charleston, The Hustle,” explains Alan. “It fits with the building’s character.” No. 1 Front is a landmarked building, built in 1869 as Brooklyn’s first safety deposit bank.

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One Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(at Old Fulton Street in Fulton Ferry Landing)
(718) 625-4488

{Application for Cabaret License at One Front, 03Nov2009}
{CB2: No Dancing at One Front Street, 05Nov2009}

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