Another Proposal To Separate Nightclubs In Greenville

The Greenville City Council has made another proposal to separate downtown nightclubs.

City council members say they want restrictions between nightclubs and residences.

There is already an ordinance to restrict new public and or private clubs from setting up within 500 feet of an existing club.

Now the consideration is to extend that distance between homes and nightclubs.

The proposed ordinance will be sent to Planning and Zoning for review and recommendation.

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  • by JP on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:32 PM
    Righteous One: Let's be clear here. Kids don't go to ECU to get a great education. If they were in the business of getting a great education, the kids would have gone to UNC, Duke, or Wake Forest. ECU is, and has been for a long time, a party school. To say that these kids would use the WiFi in a coffee shop to study is crazy. ECU isn't an elite school, so don't try an act as if removing the downtown clubs would suddenly turn it into a Publice Ivey. Get a clue.
  • by Jim Location: Greenville on May 15, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    I would hate to know how much money is being spent by the City (our TAX DOLLARS) on Police Officers working downtown on the weekend babysitting. Those Officers I have spoke to despise working downtown but are forced to.
  • by Melissa Location: Greenville on May 15, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    Downtown is not the problem. The students and patrons of these clubs for the most part are well behaved,just college kids hanging out. The real problem is the surrounding neighborhood kids loitering on the streets. They do not patron these clubs just merely hang out on the corner flipping gang signs. The solution is clean up West Greenville. Create and ENFORCE a more stringent curfew for under age kids. ENFORCE loitering laws. Enough "neighborhood" policing. Show kids that the law is to be followed!!
  • by Righteous One Location: On the RIGHT path!!! on May 15, 2010 at 05:00 AM
    GVegas earned that nickname for a reason. I sincerely think that ECU students, ie...our future workforce...should not be allowed to have a downtown for impure and disgracingly lewd activities, to begin with. Students should study and not be out on the dirty downtown, flaunting their short skirts and meeting other 'casuals' for a 'great time'. Lets start by cleansing the area of the 'so called' nightclubs and build some nice shops and maybe a few luxury condos. That way the students could possibly hang out at a really nice coffee shop and study using the WiFi and become smarter doctors and nurses. Then, those students (Drs/Nurses) can help to treat and care for people who shoot one another,during a drunken tirade, from other locales that do have those insanely sinful clubs and bars. Take a lesson from the righteous one....DO THE RIGHT THING! It's high time that society should take a stand! Where are our morals these days? And adult 'entertainment'. Don't get me started on that.
  • by Dave on May 14, 2010 at 05:16 PM
    They need to bulldoze the whole downtown!
  • by irate Location: Greenville on May 14, 2010 at 04:12 PM
    DK I think you may be on to something. And let's not forget Playboy's top 10 ranking. That must have really irked these clowns to have "we're better than you" Greenville lowered to the likes of a (gasp) nudie mag! So therefore bye-bye party clubs!
  • by DK on May 14, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    Pitt County government is not concerned with creating safety for downtown. This is strictly a real estate maneuver. They want to legally force the clubs out so they can rebuild downtown. Thats aaaalllll it is. Messed up how they try to make it look like something that it isnt.
  • by scarlett Location: winterville on May 14, 2010 at 01:16 PM
    driver: that was a joke, right? please say you weren't serious.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    I bet you this wont happen. To ECU Student, if they shut down the downtown bars, that would not cause a decline of the number of students from going to ECU. I myself think that there should be a bit of police presence in the downtown area, but for them to only target the ones that are trying to start trouble and not just randomly check someones i d. There are other ways to do such things than to put a huge distance between the new bars from other bars.
  • by DOWN TO THE GROUND on May 14, 2010 at 08:38 AM
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