“Selling alcohol at the Masonic Temple”

April 21, 2009

On Monday night, WardsCornerNow.com received the following email from Tim Smith, a past President of the Talbot Park Civic League:

Well this one slipped right by…


How can the city even entertain allowing someone to fill out a permit to sell alcohol right across from Granby High School. Talbot Park does not need anyone selling alcohol in it’s neighborhood.


If the Masonic Temple is allowed to get a permit to sell alcohol then a precedent will be set and there will be no stopping the decline of Talbot Park. That is all we need is a drinking establishment in Talbot Park. Drunk driving, peeing in the bushes in your yards,  trash in your yards, loud music, loud cars racing up and down our streets and don’t forget the gun play we have all read about in our local bar parking lots.


Good one Norfolk, this one should look real good on Norfolk’s plan to get people to move here. It should play out real good in the papers also.


I’ll be there for the public hearing, I just hope I’m not alone.


See below:


CITY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA APRIL 23, 2009 The Norfolk City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 11th Floor, City Hall Building, Civic Center, Norfolk, Virginia to consider the following applications: REGULAR AGENDA 


 3. NORFOLK MASONIC TEMPLE, for a Special Exception to operate an Entertainment Establishment with alcoholic beverages on property bounded by Granby Street to the east, Brackenridge Avenue to the south, Colonial Avenue to the west, and Oxford Street to the north; premises numbered 7001 Granby Street.  


Maps, plats, and other information concerning the above proposals may be seen at the office of the Department of Planning, Room 508, City Hall Building, Norfolk, Virginia 23510or you may telephone (757) 664-4752. All interested parties are invited to be present at the time and place noted above. Frank M. Duke, AICP Executive Secretary VP April 9 & 16, 2009 20051402
from The Virginian-Pilot classifieds : Legal Notices: Public Hearings : Posted 04/09/09



Partnership Meeting, April 23, 2009

April 21, 2009

Elyse Kalfus sends in the following invitation:

Don’t Miss this Next Meeting of the Greater Wards
Corner Partnership: Learn the Details about
ReEnergy’s proposal to Buy Debt-strapped SPSA!
Greater Wards Corner Partnership Meeting

Thursday April 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

Workforce Development Center, 201 E. Little Creek
Rd. (next to Kroger)

Guest Speaker:  Larry D. Richardson, President,
ReEnergy Holding

R.S.V.P.  587-7975
No names needed, just a number count

Beverages & Heavy Deserts will be served

Newport News pays less than $40.00 per ton in
Tipping fees for garbage pick-up and yet in Norfolk we
are being ask to pay $170.00 in Tipping fees retro-
active to February, and this is after they plan to sell off
assets and pay down the debt.

Bring your questions, see how this will effect us all.
You are encouraged to bring any problems from your
neighborhoods to this meeting.  Working together we
will get our problems solved!

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