Here's why Siete Ocho Siete (787) should be DENIED a Cabaret License;
Now that 787 has attempted to stack the deck, let's put the whole story on the record. Mama Francesca's has always been a great restaurant and a bright light in New Rochelle's business community. Recently there was a major renovation and as usual ownership did a top-notch job leaving no detail out. The building permit issued was for renovations to a RESTAURANT and makes no mention of an after hours Nightclub or Cabaret. It is well known that many members of city staff dined there including staff that would be responsible for approving and issuing a Cabaret license. Below are police calls to 414 Pelham Road (787) shorty after re-opening the new RESTAURANT. That means that 787 was operating an ILLEGAL NIGHT CLUB/CABARET. The calls reflect noise, State Liquor Authority Investigation, Emergency Medical Service for sick & injured, larceny, dispute, disorderly behavior and multiple fire alarms.
|Event No.||Event Date||Event Type||Street Address||Received Date||Officer Name|
|NR-EV-56434-11||9/24/2011 01:34:00||SLA INV||414 PELHAM RD||9/24/2011 01:34:00||SANCHEZ,LILIANA|
|NR-EV-19544-11||4/6/2011 21:50:00||PROPSCTY||414 PELHAM RD||4/6/2011 21:50:00||LEHNING,GARY|
|NR-EV-52581-11||9/5/2011 18:14:00||NONEVENT||414 PELHAM RD||9/5/2011 18:14:00||,|
|NR-EV-72725-11||12/18/2011 01:33:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||12/18/2011 01:33:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-72584-11||12/17/2011 02:04:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||12/17/2011 02:04:00||TREZZA,MARK|
|NR-EV-70328-11||12/4/2011 02:13:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||12/4/2011 02:13:00||MARCO,VINCENT|
|NR-EV-70145-11||12/3/2011 01:07:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||12/3/2011 01:07:00||LADEAIROUS,JOHN|
|NR-EV-69024-11||11/27/2011 04:09:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||11/27/2011 04:09:00||TREZZA,MARK|
|NR-EV-68995-11||11/27/2011 00:20:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||11/27/2011 00:20:00||BOTA,MICHAEL|
|NR-EV-68653-11||11/24/2011 02:53:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||11/24/2011 02:53:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-67857-11||11/20/2011 01:49:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||11/20/2011 01:49:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-67851-11||11/20/2011 00:47:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||11/20/2011 00:47:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-46225-11||8/5/2011 23:18:00||NOISE||414 PELHAM RD||8/5/2011 23:18:00||TORRES,JUAN|
|NR-EV-74895-11||12/31/2011 09:25:00||LARCENY F MV||414 PELHAM RD||12/31/2011 09:25:00||BOYKO,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-72577-11||12/17/2011 01:31:00||EMS-SICK||414 PELHAM RD||12/17/2011 01:31:00||TREZZA,MARK|
|NR-EV-04566-11||1/23/2011 17:36:00||EMS-SICK||414 PELHAM RD||1/23/2011 17:36:00||COLEMAN,EDWARD|
|NR-EV-72736-11||12/18/2011 03:11:00||EMS-INJ||414 PELHAM RD||12/18/2011 03:11:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-69013-11||11/27/2011 02:24:00||DISPUTE||414 PELHAM RD||11/27/2011 02:24:00||TREZZA,MARK|
|NR-EV-52016-11||9/3/2011 00:03:00||DISPUTE||414 PELHAM RD||9/3/2011 00:03:00||WATTS,RYAN|
|NR-EV-43757-11||7/25/2011 02:20:00||DISPUTE||414 PELHAM RD||7/25/2011 02:20:00||TREZZA,MARK|
|NR-EV-72728-11||12/18/2011 01:47:00||DISCON||414 PELHAM RD||12/18/2011 01:47:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-67693-11||11/19/2011 04:03:00||DIS BEH||414 PELHAM RD||11/19/2011 04:03:00||WENZLER,ROBERT|
|NR-EV-65267-11||11/6/2011 01:53:00||DIS BEH||414 PELHAM RD||11/6/2011 01:53:00||LADEAIROUS,JOHN|
|NR-EV-04942-11||1/25/2011 15:55:00||DIS BEH||414 PELHAM RD||1/25/2011 15:55:00||GLASS,MATTHEW|
|NR-EV-02751-11||1/14/2011 21:20:00||DIS BEH||414 PELHAM RD||1/14/2011 21:20:00||BORNHOLZ,LAWRENCE|
|NR-EV-01383-11||1/7/2011 21:59:00||DIS BEH||414 PELHAM RD||1/7/2011 21:59:00||BORNHOLZ,LAWRENCE|
|NR-EV-74387-11||12/19/2011 08:56:00||ALARM FIRE||414 PELHAM RD||12/19/2011 08:56:00||MARTIN,GAIL|
|NR-EV-40983-11||7/1/2011 19:31:00||ALARM FIRE||414 PELHAM RD||7/1/2011 19:31:00||,|
|NR-EV-71374-11||12/9/2011 20:06:00||AC/PEDES||414 PELHAM RD||12/9/2011 20:06:00||GOLDSTEIN,AARON|
Only now after illegally operating a Nightclub is 787 seeking a Cabaret license. Now 787 claims they cannot be a profitable business without the Cabaret license. Ownership has operated a restaurant for two decades and has made an upscale lifestyle for their families and kudos to them for achieving the American Dream. If they decided business was not profitable in this economy or were just looking to increase profits through the renovation and addition of late night entertainment they should have filed for a Cabaret license when renovating.
In watching the recent citizens to be heard, 787 stacked the deck with family and patrons, many for nearby communities. Most of the patrons stated they had pressure occupations and enjoyed 787 as a way to unwind, let-loose and work off tension at the end of the week. I say let these people let loose somewhere else where they won't destroy the residential property vales of the neighborhood and negatively impact the stellar nursing home directly across the street.
Politically this will be a very interesting vote on City Council as it appears Trangucci, Tarantino & Hyden will vote NO while Rice, Fertel & Rackman appear to be YES votes leaving Mayor Bramson the deciding vote. There are many possibilities here; the mayor could pressure one of the yes members to flip their vote or pressure Hyden to flip his vote either way making the mayor's vote inconsequential.
When all is said and done, if 787 is granted a Cabaret license it will lend credence to the adage "It's not what you know but who you know that counts."