The Greenville City Council voted in favor for a new ordinance for Greenville neighborhoods Thursday. No public or private clubs will be permitted within 500 feet of residential neighborhoods.
The vote was unanimous. The ordinance will not affect bars and clubs that are already open.
One supporter of the ordinance said they were glad the council passed the ordinance when they did; since two former bars near neighborhoods are currently unoccupied, new bars can not open up in those locations.
If a bar within the 500 feet ordinance burns down, they have 180 days to rebuild.
This ordinance follows the Greenville City Council's action prohibiting new bars from being opened within 500 feet of an existing bar.
"This is yet another action we have taken to promote a safe community," City Council Member Calvin Mercer said in a press release.