New Ordinance For Greenville Bars

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.


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  • by @irate on Aug 14, 2010 at 05:32 AM
    I think what happened was: nauti1 and OSOC hate the US so much they blame the democrats for every problem in the world that exists. They fail to realize that we are supposed to work together to make the USA better- instead, they want people to argue.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 14, 2010 at 03:41 AM
    irate Location: Greenville on Aug 14, 2010 at 02:49 AM, its not that hard to make the connection. Until we have a government that keeps promises and makes solid committments, small businesses will continue to fold. Its called uncertanty. As long as we have the present administration running the country and the state, people will not invest in anything, nothing. As long as government makes laws against business, like the casinos in NJ and smoking bans...there will be plenty of Chapter 11s. Even NJ realized this, however, Bev signed into law that smokers couldn't smoke in bars. I don't care, like most Americans, if someone lights up in a bar. It just tells me government is going to do whatever they want no matter what the consequences are. Sort of like the filter company that manufactured a system for getting rid of smoke, they are out of business now an so are many bars that used to be bustling businesses. You gettin it?
  • by irate Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:49 PM
    I seem to lost here - Will someone explain to me how in the world Obama and Perdue got drug into a post about downtown Greenville? hehehe
  • by nauti1 Location: washington on Aug 13, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    You know, there is actually a community organizer running this nation who has no clue...we have a governor who has not clue and the people making this law have not clue. Does the term college town mean anything to anyone? AMEN!!!! it is time to take our government back....
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 13, 2010 at 04:09 PM
    Frankly "irate" I don't really care about Gville on this one, however, this is not business friendly. Downtown a treasure trove? If you have a business, the investers that go into buy a town and put in condos want it...so they can make money and get out. The whole problem with you theory, as long as Obama and democrats run this country...business will not start up period. We are watching them drop like flies in Washington. This is that change he talked about and the hope he had at running them out. You know, there is actually a community organizer running this nation who has no clue...we have a governor who has not clue and the people making this law have not clue. Does the term college town mean anything to anyone?
  • by Speak-Easy? on Aug 13, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    I know...they're called "raves" in some circles. I'm saying it will increase this behavior (reducing the bar patronage)
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 13, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    Part 3 to "To Sam" If the economy keeps getting worse (which will keep happening if Obama serves a 2nd 4 year term), then not just Greenville, but about 90% of the United States will only have more robberies, murders, burgaleries, and other bad crime.
  • by irate Location: greenville on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Sams's comments are true, and what you guys don't realize is that the downtown area of Greenville is literally a treasure trove of retail space. Once the bars and clubs are gone there will big money made in shops and office space like can be found on Main St.
  • by David McGowan Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    Great, a new ordinance that encourages driving under the influence for patrons whom bar hop. Safety? I don't think so.
  • by Alen Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    Our local "leaders" need to wake up and realize that Greenville is not a big retirement community. This is a college town, a party town. Do away with all that makes it what it is and there will be nothing left. Those who want peace and quiet can go live in Cypress Glenn, it's plenty quite there!
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