Hoyt Street Residents Organizing to Block Bar
The group says that Hoyt Street is zoned for residential without a commercial overlay. Mamary says this is not the case etc. These neighbors are really upset over the bar and I feel sorry for them. They are right across the street from the proposed bar and really want to maintain the quiet, neighborhood character for their kids and retirement years.Here's a bit from the flier:
...we are a small block of only ten houses, all owner-occupied. There are babies, school age children and people getting ready to retire. All of us have day jobs, many of us get our children off to school even before we go to work.The group asks for emails opposing the bar to be sent to seagarden295 (at) msn (dot) com. It is also urging calls to local officials. Pardon Me For Asking has the full text of the flier along with numbers of the elected officials.
The current wine bar already on the corner of Union and Hoyt affects the quiet nature of these streets. Every evening there are smokers outside the wine bar and car services honking their horns at midnight. This bar proposes to expand around the corner and the combination of both bars will occupy almost 50% of the block on the east side of the street. There are only 20 people living in the 6 houses on this side, but the proposed new bar on its own will hold 36 people. Think about an extra 36 people coming and going right next door or a few doors away from your house, at night or at 2.00a.m., smoking and talking on cell phones on your stoop.
Bagels By The Park currently has a petition drive asking your support for their bar. We are asking you not to sign it. Instead, please help us stop the bar.
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