After receiving the prior approval of local Community Board 3, and after five months of waiting since we filed, our appearance before the New York State Liquor Authority Board on July 11 yielded a thumbs up on our license application! In fact, they uncharacteristically complimented us on our “unique idea” and wished us “good luck.”
We’re now going full throttle on finalizing the plans for the shop interior design and construction. Along with that, we’ll be meeting with our distributors, tasting, and selecting the sake that we’ll be stocking to offer you when we open our doors. If you live in the neighborhood, you’ll notice some subtle changes in the window over the next few weeks as we begin to give passersby a taste of what Sakaya will be all about.
We’ll continue to keep you up to date on our progress. Coming up next….some Sake 101 basics.