SWAN CLUB MOVES STEP CLOSER TO OPERATING AS A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT
December 12 -- On Monday evening the Roslyn Harbor Village Board voted to amend a local law so as to pave the way for the Swan Club to operate as a full service restaurant, perhaps as early as the middle of next month.
The Trunz family, the owners of the catering hall at the corner of Glenwood Road and Scudders Lane in Glenwood Landing, have been seeking such permission since the summer. Mr. Gregory Trunz, first made the request at the August 6 Village Board meeting and then followed up with a letter to the Mayor and trustees.
Although the Swan Club property straddles the line between Roslyn Harbor and Glenwood Landing, legislation passed by the Roslyn Harbor Board in 1992 limits the business's operations to catering. That year, in response to complaints from local residents regarding parking on Glenwood Road, the catering hall sought permission from the village to create a parking area that was on the Roslyn Harbor side of its property. The permission was granted through the enactment of a local law that states, "the Board of Trustees may permit . . . accessory off-street parking on property located within the Village . . . when such Out Parcel [part of property located outside of Roslyn Harbor] has as its only use the operation of a catering facility."
The amendment passed Monday night changes that language to "has as its only use the operation of a catering and/or restaurant facility." The law thus lays the groundwork for the Village to issue a permit to the Swan Club's owners allowing them to operate the facility as a Restaurant. In addition to their current operations, the Trunz's have said that they intend to serve dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm Tuesday through Sunday, and on holiday Mondays.
The legislation passed Monday night also distinguishes between a restaurant and a cabaret or nightclub. It states that, "for the purposes of this local law, the term "restaurant" shall not include a nightclub, cabaret or other similar use which provides for eating and/or drinking and also provides, as a principal component, non incidental music or other live or electronic entertainment for the general public. "
Few people attended the hearing, with only three members of the Trunz family and two local reporters present.
During the discussion following Monday's vote, the Trustees agreed to hold a public hearing at the next Village Board meeting, tentatively scheduled for January14, to discuss and vote on issuing a permit to the Trunz family to operate the Swan Club as a restaurant.
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