DINNER IS SERVED; SWAN CLUB NOW ABLE TO OPERATE AS A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT
January 16, 2013 -- The Swan Club, the catering hall located at the corner of Scudders Lane and Glenwood Road, is now able to operate as a full service restaurant. On Tuesday evening, a public hearing was held, and the Roslyn Harbor Village Board agreed to amend the 1992 covenant that had restricted the Swan Club's operations to catering.
The permit was issued with the conditions that the last seating for dinner would be no later than 10 pm, bar-only service would end at 10 pm, and that amplified music would not be permitted outdoors.
In addition to their current catering and lunch operations, the Swan Club will serve dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm Tuesday through Sunday, and on holiday Mondays. The restaurant portion of the facility, with a dining area that can seat 60 patrons, will not be in service, the owners said, at times when the room is needed for large catering events.
During the hearing a number of issues were raised concerning amplified music, hours of operation, on street parking (which is prohibited) and whether the permit would continue to be operative should the Trunz family, the owners of the Swan Club, decide to sell their business. With regard to the last issue, it appeared that those details still need to be ironed out.
The Trunz's have been seeking permission to operate their business as a restaurant since the summer. 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 limited 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."
Last month, the Village Board passed an amendment changed that language to "has as its only use the operation of a catering and/or restaurant facility." The law thus laid the groundwork for the Village to issue a permit to the Trunz's allowing them to operate the facility as a Restaurant.
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