Mel's Burger Bar liquor license

Conor Skelding filed this request with the State Liquor Authority of New York.


From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

-the liquor license of Mels' Burger Bar
-all documents related to the bar's obtaining of said license
-all documents related to violations of to that license
-all documents related to disciplinary proceeding or penalties on account of any violations

Mel's Burger Bar is located at 2850 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Conor Skelding


Please see the attached.



Michael R. Smith
Public Affairs Officer
New York State Liquor Authority
80 South Swan Street
Suite 900
Albany, NY  12210-8002
(518) 486-4767 (direct line)

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Mr. Smith,

Thank you very much for your prompt search and reply.

However: the enclosed did not include any documents regarding violations or disciplinary action on the part of the State Liquor Authority. Am I to take it that there were no violations and therefore no responsive documents?

Thank you for your time.

Conor Skelding


No adverse history associated with this one.