Jungle Club Liquor License Recommended for Approval

Mayor expected to approve application

The liquor license for a dance club off Cheshire Bridge cleared an important step in the process Tuesday evening.

The License & Review Board — a group run by the Atlanta Police Department that looks over all liquor license applications in the city — recommended approval of a permanent liquor license at , a gay nightclub located at 2115 Faulkner Road.

The recommendation is now sent to the mayor’s office for final approval.

if the review board failed to recommend the permanent license due to process issues.

“We’re just relieved to be back on track with the process,” owner Richard Cherskov said. “It was never our intention to try and circumvent the process.”

Neighborhood planning unit F deferred a vote last month to consider a liquor license for the club because Cherskov failed to address the Lindridge Martin Manor Neighborhood Association before his presentation to the planning unit.

Typically, liquor license applicants seek approval from the neighborhood associations before presenting to the planning unit.

Applications move onto the License & Review Board run by the Atlanta Police Department after they are heard at the planning level. The final decision rests in the hands of the mayor.

Cherskov said he missed the February neighborhood association meeting because of a miscommunication of the meeting date.

Jungle Club opened in the mid 2000s with a full liquor license, but in an effort to save money, former club owners decided against renewing the license at the end of 2011.

Cherskov was granted a temporary license in December when he took over as owner, but the license expires April 2 and he is unable to get an extension.

He spoke at the Lindridge Martin Manor Neighborhood Association meeting Wednesday night to meet residents and explain the miscommunication.

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