Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Package Liquor Sales are Bad News for Lindenwood Park

15 of the 28 Wards in Saint Louis have restrictions and moratoriums on new liquor licenses.

Wards 24 and 10, which are both adjacent to Lindenwood Park, have restrictions specifically on package liquor sales -- the kind of liquor license Circle K is apply for.

Reading the ordinances it's easy to see why:

"The existence of alcoholic beverage establishments appears to contribute directly to numerous peace, health, safety and general welfare problems including loitering, littering, drug trafficking, prostitution, public drunkenness, defacement and damaging of structures, pedestrian obstructions, as well as traffic circulation, parking and noise problems on public streets and neighborhood lots. The existence of such problems creates serious impacts on the health, safety and welfare of residents of single- and multiple family within the district, including fear for the safety of children, elderly residents and of visitors to the district. The problems also contribute to the deterioration of the neighborhood and concomitant devaluation of property and destruction of community values and quality of life." -- Ordinance Number 69930

Protect your home.
Protect your neighborhood. 
When Hurley & Hurley (Circle K's hired reps) come knocking, refuse to sign for the liquor license.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. I had to look up concomitant. It means "existing or occurring with something else; accompanying; concurrent"


Ordinance Number 70164. Prohibiting liquor in the 10th Ward.
Ordinance Number 69930. Liquor moratorium for 24th Ward.

1 comment:

  1. I am not surprised that a ward in this city would have such poor relationships with vendors that sell package liquor that they have to cease issuing new licenses. It was also a shame that Circle K had no awareness of their own nation wide stores with liquor sales knowledge we could question in our research. They seemed not to have answers to the most pressing questions about traffic, alcohol sales impact and property devaluation. I think the comment from their lawyer, Emerson, stated that a 4 million dollar development would increase our home values. Of that he had no research indication, rather what will go up is our property taxes. So our burden will be greater and our returns smaller, at the very least for those who's homes are swamped by the new station's environment. This project is simply too big for the corner and there is no room from residential homes to buffer its presence. For the life of me, I do not understand why this is hard to understand for our paid and unpaid neighborhood leadership and residents outside the 350.