The Park Slope Patch reports:
Prime 6 owner Akiva Ofshtein agreed to a series of compromises—including sound proofing the backyard and ditching plans for an outdoor bar if the community agrees to his proposed hours of operation. Ofshtein has also retooled the restaurant concept, now aiming to open a restaurant that focuses more on "local meats and lots of vegetables,” opposed to the original concept of a “steakhouse” or “California kitchen.”
The neighborhood not only knows what's best for the menu, but also what the hours of operation should be, suggesting the bar close a few hours earlier than the law allows, and close their patio an hour before nearby competitors. According to Patch, "Members of the community and [community board] maintained that earlier hours were plenty late for Park Slope’s residential crowd." If you're not building a restaurant that serves "lots of vegetables" for the people who live right around your building, why are you starting a business at all?