Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #62
Truffle on Third Avenue Closed For Violations
In recent months, our Gramercy Park Block Association, working with our neighbors on Gramercy Park and with the 13th Precinct, has been involved in addressing quality of life issues relating to Truffle, a restaurant located at 239 Third Ave (between 19th and 20th streets).
Originally, when the owners of Truffle went before Community Board 6 (CB6) seeking approval for a liquor license, they signed an agreement that included a condition that they would not serve alcohol after midnight. However, since opening, Truffle has violated the above agreement.
The community's complaints to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) about Truffle's use of DJs to promote parties and other violations, including serving liquor after midnight, were heard and action was taken.
This bar masquerading as a restaurant is currently closed and has now given its liquor license to the SLA for "safekeeping" until the two partners decide what to do next.