INWOOD – A once-popular sports bar has shuttered for good, months after being closed down for operating without a food permit.
Rebounds NYC — which first opened in July 2014 and quickly became a local favorite for its burgers and sports selection — was “just recently” evicted from the location on 5025 Broadway, according to a spokeswoman for the the management office, Inwood Ventura 11.
The spokeswoman wouldn’t confirm when the business officially shut its doors, but according to a notice on the restaurant’s door, the landlord took legal possession of the premises June 2.
The restaurant was shut down October for working without a permit after failing to renew its food-service during the summer. It had run afoul of the State Liquor Authority as well and lost its liquor license June 9, after its owner, listed as Ms. Linette Quezada, was issued a fine for selling alcohol to a minor in June 2015, an SLA spokesman said.
The business, according to the SLA, said that due to the restaurant closing late last year, they could “only offer $500” of the $1,000 penalty. The SLA arranged a new hearing in April, and attempted to contact the owner, who they said failed to show up.
A new restaurant, CINCO, applied for a new on-premises liquor license in February, but Community Board 12 did not pass a resolution in support of its application after hearing outcry from the community and a call for a one-year moratorium on liquor licenses from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
Ariel Ferrera, who was representing CINCO at the time, said the new owner wanted to purchase the business and transfer the on-premises liquor license for use under the new name.
The ownership of the new restaurant was not available, but the SLA said Rebounds was the only liquor license application they had on file for the location.
Quezada was not able to be reached for comment.