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Amityville bar could lose cabaret license

El Rodeo Restaurant & Bar in Amityville

El Rodeo Restaurant & Bar in Amityville Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

After three assaults last week outside the Broadway restaurant and bar El Rodeo, Amityville trustees once more tabled a renewal application for a cabaret license by owners Ana and Edgar Reyes.

“The police seem to spend a lot of time at your place,” Vice Mayor Peter Casserly told the owners at a Monday night board meeting. “There are too many incidents.”

El Rodeo would have to close without the license, which is required of any business that sells food and drink and provides entertainment.

One of the assaults involved a knife, trustee Rich Ubert said.

Edgar Reyes said the business was closed at the time of the knife attack, adding that he and his wife have installed security cameras inside and outside the building and hired a bouncer.

The building that houses El Rodeo has also drawn complaints from neighbors over its appearance. Landlord Aldrich Management, of Baldwin, has agreed to fill potholes in El Rodeo’s rear parking lot, replace sidewalks on Locust Avenue and Broadway, and replace the building’s front facade, village building inspector John Lauria said.

Trustees noted that the restaurant owners have been cooperative in two recent meetings with police, but asked them to return before the board Nov. 14.

 

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