Delay On Downtown Greenville Bar Ordinance

In an effort to crack down on crime among the bar scene in downtown Greenville, an ordinance requiring 500 feet of separation between private and public clubs went before city council Thursday night.

The ordinance was created during a November city council meeting. After much debate, the city council held a public hearing on the proposed ordinance Thursday evening.

For some of the fresh faces on the council, the ordinance is the first item of business regarding crime. But, newcomer Candie Smith was absent, and that's the reason city council voted to push the decision to next month's meeting.

The proposed ordinance would require any new private or public night club established downtown to be no less than 500 feet apart from another bar. With 16 nightclubs in the downtown area, according to the city's presentation, the ordinance would cut down on the volume of people within that certain area.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 11th.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 15, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    Too bad downtown Greenville is not like it used to be when I was at ECU! I also had fun up in the Raleigh bars and the Wilmington bars back then.
  • by tim Location: pitt on Jan 15, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    They should have said in the story the reason she was absent. i would have been absent too for a death in my family. The ordinance won't help it will just prevent any new clubs from opening.
  • by To: It's me on Jan 15, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    She had a death in the family, would you not miss a meeting for that?
  • by apparatus Location: greenville on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM
    It seems its a good thing she missed her meeting gives people who need a break from everyday life who like Togo downtown and enjoy them selves a Lil longer. I see if this new ordinance does come in affect i don't see it stopping the amount of people Downtown it will just keep more people roaming the roads. Plus if they start killing downtown they gonna start affecting the college Alot of people know about downtown and know if they choose ECU which is a good school they have something nice to do on the weekend take that away the word will get around fast.. And for all the cops its just crazy half the time they just stand around and do nothing but rush people home after 2am seems tome its a waste of money to have so many downtown theres to many important place they could be other then Downtown.
  • by It's Me Location: Greenville on Jan 14, 2010 at 09:22 PM
    Newly elected council member misses her first meeting. Not a good first impression. I am glad she unseated Mildred but she is not making a good impression as she starts her term.
  • by pj Location: blackjack on Jan 14, 2010 at 08:28 PM
    Yeah, thats gonna help. The problem is the bars..not the idiots that cause the problem. Great job Greenville on not solving the problem. When I want to go out and have a good time I go to Raleigh (Glenwood south) and its all bars/resaurants/people and NO problems. My guess is its not the atmosphere..its the people. and Greenvile is full of thugs.
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