I’ll Drink to That, Too: Events venue launches in Wburg’s former Williamsburgh Savings Bank

By Lore Croghan - Source: http://www.brooklyneagle.com
Photo by Durston Saylor

Photo by Durston Saylor

The other Williamsburgh Savings Bank – the one with two domes rather than the tower crowned with four clock faces – started operating as an events venue called Weylin B. Seymour’s.

The venue at landmarked 175 Broadway in Williamsburg drew neighbors’ opposition to its liquor license application – including hundreds of petition signers – because of fears it would snarl traffic. In December, Community Board 1 refused to support the license application.

Photo by Durston Saylor

Photo by Durston Saylor

While general manager Carlos Perez San Martin sorted out a response to their objections, WBS was able to host a wedding with 200 guests in January because the catering company that worked the event has its own liquor license. The venue is getting bookings, though its website is under construction.

To address the traffic issue, he has lined up valet parking with 120 parking spaces at a lot three blocks away from the stunningly restored property, which was designed by eminent 19th century architect George Post. WBS also has parking for 60 cars under the Williamsburg Bridge.

Photo by Durston Saylor

Photo by Durston Saylor

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