Final Ordinance To Be Considered For Downtown Greenville

The third and finial ordinance proposed after a double murder in downtown Greenville will be put before the City Council for consideration Thursday.

The Greenville City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to force a 500 foot minimum separation between night clubs or bars. The proposal stems from the deaths of Andrew Kirby and Landon Blackley in June outside The Other Place nightclub.

The Greenville City Council already passed two new ordinances aimed at bouncers.

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  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM
    Oh yeah! Chicos, too. (I forgot about that place)
  • by Anonymous on Feb 12, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    Jethro, we need to keep Chicos also.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:37 AM
    I think the most powerful "ordnance" available should be used on Greenville. Keep the stadium and auditorium, flatten the rest!
  • by The little man on Feb 11, 2010 at 02:12 PM
    Ban the worthless people in Greenville and see if that eliminates the violence problems. The buisness is not the problem, it's the trash hanging out on the streets. Put the trash in it's proper place.
  • by CCW holder Location: Wild Wild East on Feb 11, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    What a bunch of idiots. Does the city council really think they are just going to legislate away the violence in parts of Greenville. Do they think the crimminals committing murder will be any more deterred by one more ordinance. Take a lesson from Kennesaw Georgia that passed a law in 1981 requiring the residents to own guns. The crime rate plummetted. I have a friend that lives not too far from Kennesaw. Little old ladies were packing 12 ga shotguns in the grocery store. Despite the critics, Kennesaw didn't turn into the Wild West shootout everyone thought would happen. And believe me the "hood rats" will think twice about who they mess with. It's time the law abiding citizen take back their city.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Feb 11, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    I don't see what good this ordinance will do. People will become less violent because buildings are further apart?
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Feb 11, 2010 at 09:07 AM
    500ft seperation? so are they going to move the buildings because are they not closer together than 500ft as it is.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    Since from the action that city council is taking, it seems that downtown Greenville is the only place in the city with these problems, how about a sun down to sun up shut down of businesses in the downtown area. That should get rid of all the shoots and crime in Greenville. (yea right)
  • by Jeff on Feb 11, 2010 at 04:59 AM
    How about we keep these hood rat's out. Don't come downtown if you can't have fun. Numerous "thugs" just walk that area up to no good. Kick them out, don't take it out on those that can behave simply because of these people.
  • by Robbass Location: Gvegas on Feb 11, 2010 at 03:44 AM
    I have thought about this many times and do not see how this is relevant to what happened to spark these City Council Meetings. If the 500 foot separation ordinance took effect, and because these types of establishments are very prevalent in the downtown area, this could only hurt the possible start up of new businesses. Let's make sure the security inside the clubs have some sort of state license/official training and outside, let our current officers who are already there govern that. Just creating "ordinances" just put a bandaid on it and is not fixing the problem.

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