trymahjong Posted June 5, 2019 Share Posted June 5, 2019 This corner (SE) has had a very busy bar ie DBar ( noew renovating space next door to sell food)for 4 years, also a “ sometimes “ busy bar D’Legacy that opens sporadically. A fancy (NE corner)restaurant ($40+ per plate) tried to open 2years ago but residents were extremely vocal against it, being suspicious ( more than a few bars started out that way) that it might open as a restaurant but likely would close quickly and reopen as a bar. Then Sparkles hamburgers opened beside D’Legacy ( puzzling but somehow no hard liquor will be used in their daiquiri recipes)the building seems built ( few windows) well like a “bar” . The residents again were suspicious that that restaurant would turn into a full blown bar. BTW there is little available street parking as that part of Wheeler and the Rosewood street have permit parking only. Now close by residents received post cards that the D’Legacy bar will be renovated ( probably leaving partial original building for grandfathered liquor license) and turned into a beer garden. The lot next to ir on wheeler probably part of this deal. The lot next to 3rd Ward Tours ( Barber and Bastrop) is requesting liquor license for a Turkey Leg “satellite location. So as I attend the Southcentral PIP , Civic club and Superneighborhood meetings, I hear over and over from residents that live within a 2 block radius that FIVE bars on this one corner are TOO many. yes. There is lots of discussion about attracting new business especially Black owned businesses but the neighborhood ALL the neighborhood wants to know why it has to be bars? IMO DBar is NOT a good neighbor, besides the shooting at Christmas 2017– there are nightly complaints about noise and trash, weekly complaints about fights in parking lots or the many motor cycles competing for most street noise. That food truck with constant motor running from 2am to 4 am ain’t winning any friends either and the trash pile after it moves is discusting !!! The neighborhood has HPD, HPD’s/parking on speed dial. Even HFD is called when too many people are crowding into that small space. The health department was called because of the way their grilling of food was suspicious. Despite all this—- the parking lot is full of high dollar cars that park with impunity on ROW sidewalks close to fire hydrants and stop signs. I just heard a HPD/ parking rep say she had no recollection of ANY parking complaints filed at DBars location—-I gave up filing parking complaints after I had posted 17 all with pictures. I was advised to resend all those complaints and the department would “ take a look” But DBar must be made of Teflon- no complaint sticks and liquor licenses seem to be granted too a myriad of different names at same address. all that’s left I guess is to vent- lol 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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