There appears to be several commercial businesses already located on this
corner, including a gas station and several stores. Can't see what the
Brew-hah-ha is about.
So, residents oppose this business because of lack of parking, increased noise,
traffic congestion and child safety.Utah Alcohol Beverage control
denied a license that allows him to serve liquor, but is open to him serving
beer and wine only. Looks pretty clear to me what this is all
about. And it aint the noise.Reminds me when there was an outcry in
Farmington about Lagoon being open on Sunday. It was only about the
"noise". We know what that was about also.
It sounds to me like Mr. Jones is the one with a "personal vendetta"
against the residents.I doubt he will find success in any business
with this attitude of customer service.
Whether or not the area "needs" another restaurant is for the public to
decide with their patronage or lack of patronage; not by stopping him from
opening. We don't block businesses from opening based on local opinions
about whether there are too many of that business in an area. Would they try to
block a car dealership from opening because they already have one in the
neighborhood, or a gas station or grocery store? Or perhaps they're hoping
to see the new building sitting empty, adding to local blight?
the fact that there are already other establishments in the area should not
enter into the equation unless there is a code concerning the density of such
establishments. They have the right to compete with other restaurants, and the
public has the right to the choice of restaurants.Now, if the owners
of the proposed establishment falsify their application to get the permit and do
not meet the required mix of food vs alcohol sales, then the city has the
responsibility to enforce its codes.
While I still support Mr Jones right to open as a restaurant at this location. I
have to agree with some of the commenter’s opinions that the owner has
managed to alienate some of his future customers. An eatery or a bar for that
matter, is a very risky business model, not a good start for this one.
"They worry cars will spill into their neighborhood. They also say noise
from the business would be disruptive and traffic would make the streets unsafe
for children". People drag this little refrain out in opposition to anything