Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Neighborhood Pubs are a Go!
The 6-1 vote stipulates that the ordinance should dictate pubs be small in size, about 2,000 square feet. The council also agreed that to make the spacing between the future pubs to be at least 600 feet apart to avoid creating a dense area of bars, or what they called “entertainment districts”.
Opponents are worried that the pubs will turn their neighborhoods into sleazy ghettos, while proponents think it would be safer because residents could visit a pub without having to drive to a neighboring community.
These "pubs" would be more of a restaurant and less bar or tavern, because the licence dictates that they primarily serve food over alcohol.
Looks like another step forward to me, until the legislature decides to override the councils decision and revert the ordinance back.