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Amityville tables decision on cabaret license

After resident complaints, Amityville Village trustees Monday night tabled a renewal application for a cabaret license from the owners of the Broadway restaurant and bar El Rodeo.

Amityville police said they have visited the 528 Broadway address 41 times in the last three years. Neighbors have complained about the appearance of the building that houses it and the unpaved parking lot behind the building.

A Wyandanch teenager was shot and critically wounded there in 2009, and last August police responded to complaints of a knife-wielding man throwing objects at the restaurant’s front door.

But the restaurant is under new ownership, and Village Police Chief Donald J. Dobby says calls for police have “gone down considerably. This new owner appears to want to work with his neighbors and with the police department to run an establishment that’s free of disturbances.”

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

Owners Ana and Edgar Reyes will likely be asked to appear at the board’s next meeting, trustee Rich Ubert said. They could not immediately be reached for comment.

Baldwin-based Aldrich Management, which village officials said is responsible for property upkeep, did not return a call seeking comment.

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