Tuesday, February 19, 2013
"Such A Poor Record of Management"
A little poking around the city records and Google showed that the proposed liquor license and tavern were projects of the Menetti family, the owners of receiver-run Lawrence House and the problem-plagued Green Dolphin Street jazz club.
In December, Ald. Cappleman held a meeting with residents regarding their opinions of the proposed liquor license. The residents strongly disapproved.
Now Lake View Patch has an article following up on that meeting. In late December, Ald. Cappleman sent a strongly worded letter to the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, saying, in part, that:
“An applicant with such a poor record of management should not be allowed another opportunity to operate in the city, and certainly not with the added potential for problems that comes with a liquor license. ... It is an area with great potential and interest for development, but the neighborhood has also fought and continues to fight with public intoxication, aggressive panhandling, loitering and other serious quality of life issues that would only be exacerbated by a tavern operating at this location.”
You can read more in Lake View Patch.