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Soho House

Category: Government Relations

Subcategory: Licensing/Permitting

Problem: In order to open its New York home in the Meatpacking district, legendary London social club, Soho House, required a significant amount of permits and licenses from the City of New York. This included approval for a liquor license, environmental permission to operate its rooftop pool and a Certificate of Occupancy from the NYC Department of Buildings.

Strategy: To identify, while working in conjunction with the client’s construction managers and its attorneys, the various permits and licenses required to legally operate the premises and work with the City and local community to expedite the approval of the appropriate permissions.

Result: Soho House was granted its numerous permits and licenses and successfully opened in May 2003. Soho House includes a hotel, restaurant, bar, screening room for the latest movies, and a rooftop swimming pool.