The local bars don't seem that interested in going the extra mile with an all-night permit on New Year's Eve, and it's likely a business decision. On New Year's you get an extra hour anyway and staying open from 3 AM to 8AM is generally more hassle, risk and expense for a limited return.
Of course, a Turning Stone applied but they have a captive audience. Last year, I did the all night and determined it's not worth it. New Year's is not the holiday it used to be and after a busy holiday season, you'll find New Year's Day is often just as good a business opportunity.
Happy New Year's.