Just as they were poised to open their new space, have Kiki and Unik run into some community board trouble with PM? Just across the telex, a Little Birdy reports,
Thought you should know that PM's liquor license came up for renewal last night before Community Board 2 and it looks like they'll vote against renewal (if they haven't already). Many neighbors bitterly complained about the noise from PM and their lack of responsiveness to the concerns of the neighborhood. PM's manager, Gordon Adams, was there with his attorney. Adams tried to explain that the noise had improved since they put in insulation and sound limiters in March but that wasn't good enough for the Board because PM had apparently signed a memorandum of understanding 3 years ago which detailed all the steps that PM would take to limit the noise. PM was supposed to do a whole bunch of things to minimize the noise but they never did.Interesting. They aren't the first club to hit CB 2 trouble, and certainly won't be the last. But you can bet your bottom dollar that if PM does go down, another club will not replace it. The rents are just too high and landlords are looking to maximize revenue through leases before the overall bottom falls out. Consider this developing . . .