Liquor License Delay Adds to Restaurants’ Pain

Mercat Negre, a 74-seat restaurant that has been unable to open on Grand Street in Williamsburg because of a seven-month licensing logjam, employs a skeleton crew.

Skeleton crew of construction workers, that is – the place is still majorly under construction. Their DOB application was only approved at the end of May. They also don’t have a CO to operate a restaurant at that, which, according to the Times article, is a requirement to get a liquor license.