|Posted by: SiteAdmin on Jun 23, 2004 – 05:45 PM
|Plans for the proposed “Winehouse” tapas bar and restaurant at 626 Olney Road, across from EVMS, will be reviewed publicly by the Norfolk Planning Commission on July 21, 2004. The Norfolk City Council is scheduled to hear the plans a month later on August 27.
The restaurant requires a special exception and an adult use permit. It also requires a state license from the ABC board (not yet filed) and a sign permit from the City (not yet filed either).
Brad Smith, owner of the proposed restaurant, told the board of the Ghent Neighborhood League at its June 21, 2004 meeting that his special exception and adult use applications for the restaurant at 626 Olney Road were submitted to the city on June 7.
In a change from his previous presentation to the board in May, Smith said that the restaurant only has 12 parking spaces — the initial estimate was for 15 spaces — which means a reduction in restaurant seats from up to 56 to now 40. The proposed hours of operation are between 4 p.m. and midnight.
The board of the Ghent Neighborhood League, which has not taken a vote on the application yet, asked Smith to, again, contact the neighbors of his proposed restaurant. Although Smith — following an earlier board suggestion — said that the neighbors had been contacted and were supportive, the board expressed a desire for a more concrete survey.
For comments on the “Winehouse” plan, please contact the league at gnl@GhentNeighborhoodLeague.org.
The ultimate decision on the plan rests with the Norfolk City Council. Although city agencies usually refer applications to city leagues for an initial review, the Ghent Neighborhood League’s vote is advisory only.
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June 23, 2004 by Irene