Middle Village could be getting an unwanted "watering hole" that will be frequented by scantly clad "go-go" dancers and rough bikers.
"Clutch" will be located at 79-56 Metropolitan Avenue and currently advertising on Craigs List for potential employees.
Anthony Como's office has sent out an e-mail regarding the issue:
I want to alert you about a new bar opening at 79-56 Metropolitan Avenue and the potential adverse impact in will have on our community. As you know, Metropolitan Avenue is home to many small businesses and family style restaurants; therefore, any establishment that threatens this "family" environment should be vehemently opposed.
This new establishment "Clutch" has been advertising on Craigs List and the information provided in the classified is cause for alarm.
Here is the ad:
"CLUTCH" a new american v twin biker / rock bar opening in middle village queens. lookinig for lady bartenders willing to work in boys shorts, chaps, bikini tops, etc. sexy look a must. please respond with pic if you have one. bar looking to open in the next month. looking to fill all positions. also wanted dancers no nudity just sexy outfits when bands are playing. also shot girls. for interview, any question feel free to ask................. $30 shift pay plus tips...
Middle Village residents are decent, hardworking and law abiding citizens who deserve to have their quality of life preserved and the safety of their streets protected. I pledge to work with the Middle Village Property Owners, Community Board 5, local civic associations and my fellow neighbors to fight any establishment that threatens the reputation, tranquility and safety of our community.
The community should join together to stop this bar from opening or compel the owner to change the "motif" of the establishment. Middle Village deserves better.