Council ordinance reigning-in BYOB bars on the agenda this week.
By Wells Dunbar,
12:02PM, Mon. Aug. 6, 2007
On the City Council agenda this week are the new guidelines for BYOB establishments, created in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Kevin Alexander Brown – which originated in the wee-hours of the morning, in the parking lot of afterhours BYOB saloon and reputed complaint factory Chester's Club.
There is a somewhat messy subtext to this – while neighbors of Chester's have complained about the noise and late-night traffic the club's generated, the hipsters in the comments section at Austinist seem concerned what's drafted to address one troubled club may impact other establishments. (So much for that Vice-sponsored PBR and Vicodin blowout I planned in my recently gentrified neighborhood!)
We've just skimmed its 14 pages – it's rife with talk of permits, hours-of-operation limits, and the like. Check it out here (under Ordinance).