Nightclubs Could Be Pushed Further Away From Neighborhoods

The question over where local nightclubs can set up shop in the city of Greenville will be a topic of discussion Tuesday.

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission will review the city council's recommendation to require space and separation between nightclubs and residential districts.

Council members voted for a 500 foot radius buffer between a new nightclub and a neighborhood district at their monthly meeting.

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

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    Seriously i live in downtown and i have probably have gone out to the club twice since i moved in...this is my 2nd year living walking distance to downtown...i have never been bother by noise...cuz you cant hear any...also in any "normal" city the clubs are concentrated in an area...people that are whinning probably dont even live near the clubs...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    Good fill up those 500 foot spaces with more tattoo dumps and crappy skateboard shops.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jun 15, 2010 at 02:12 PM
    500 foot divider? Doesn't sound like much. How about one mile, or more? Restaurants should be okayed for city limits. The loud, late night raucous clubs should be pushed outside the city limits. Students who want to take their chances will, and others will find alternative party locations. That is not necessarily a bad thing; just let these young adults make their own decisions about taking chances or being safe. At that age, they should know the difference between right and wrong, and downright dangerous activities. It is not the job of the city of Greenville to provide a so-called 'safe party atmosphere' for these college students. That is the biggest fallicy of all time. I guarantee that if only coffee shops and nice eateries were all that were available to these downtown students, then that is what they would patronize. At least, non-alcohol businesses would have a shot at growing their businesses downtown. It's time ECU ended the 'party school' reputation.
  • by Read On! Location: ENC on Jun 15, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    To all of you who are worried about the destruction of downtown Greenville, GET INFORMED. The proposal is for NEW business. While there are things in the works for old business, dont panic! I enjoy the nightlife as much as the next person but seriously, dont jump to conclusions until you have ALL the information.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    Good. Clubs have NO BUSINESS in neighborhoods. I like clubs. I have no problem driving to a good one or getting a taxi to one. I just do not want one in my back yard.
  • by here Location: here on Jun 15, 2010 at 08:05 AM
    This idea will KILL downtown Greenville. Once you take all the clubs and restaurants out of downtown Greenville what are you left with. A ghost town thats right!! Those businesses are, for the most part, all that keeps downtown going or the only reasons people even go downtown. How does the council not see this or do they care?????
  • by DK on Jun 15, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    This is just another real estate maneuver to remove the clubs downtown so that the city can turn the area into something else. They hate it when people work the system but then they do the same thing. The removal of these clubs will just make all the kids party elsewhere where there are no security or age verifications. All partying will go underground. The city does not care about that. All they care about is turning downtown Greenville into something else other than Partytown. Our city government is crooked. We have council women doing rogue stings on the police. Need I say more. Bunch of dag on crooks.
  • by Beachlver Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2010 at 06:57 AM
    I completely agree with Curious!
  • by Curious on Jun 15, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    I wonder if they will discuss the trespassing and loitering guidelines for downtown?
  • by nauti1 Location: washington on Jun 15, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    people of Greenville!! you have to get rid of those sitting in office over there. they are ruining your city. i suppose their next move is to a dry county.
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