The gay sports bar Boxers in New York City has received approval for a liquor license at a second Hell's Kitchen location, a year after an earlier attempt ran into trouble. The website DNAinfo reports that this new location has been found more acceptable:
Community Board 4's liquor license committee gave the OK to Boxers' request for a liquor license at the new address, formerly the home of Italian restaurant Terraza Toscana. According to documents filed with the board, the bar will have cellar, ground floor and rooftop space, complete with televisions for watching big games.
The bigger design is similar to Boxers' plan for a two-story location at 766 10th Ave. that drew ire last year from locals who didn't want a bar immediately next to P.S. 111's playground. The bar's original location is on West 20th Street in Chelsea.
The website quoted two opponents of the proposed 10th Avenue bar as saying they are fine with the new location. A final decision on the application will be made Sept. 5.