The iconic London club, Soho House, required many permits in order to open a new location in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Soho House is a social club for young professionals—fitting in perfectly to the surrounding Meatpacking District. In order to open, Soho House had to get approvals for a liquor license, environmental permission to operate its rooftop pool, and a Certification of Occupancy from the New York City Department of Buildings.
Capalino was engaged by Soho House to facilitate the application and approvals processes throughout all relevant City agencies. Capalino’s deep experience guiding businesses through the application and permitting process was essential to the establishment of Soho House in the Meatpacking District. Capalino worked in conjunction with the client’s managers and attorneys to discern exactly what permits and licenses would be needed, and then worked with the City and local stakeholders to expedite the approvals process.
In the end, Capalino was successful in obtaining all the permits and approvals required. Soho House opened its doors to the public, including a hotel, restaurant, bar, screening room, and rooftop swimming pool. The partnership between Capalino and Soho House was successful for both parties and led Soho House to reach out again for consultation on their subsequent project—Ludlow House.