Proposed Site of Little Woodrow's Endangers the Neighborhood

RECEIVED Fri., Jan. 11, 2013

Dear Editor,
    I wish I lived two blocks or more from the proposed site of Little Woodrow’s [“Council Preview: A Bar on Burnett?!?,” News, Jan. 11]. I live much closer, and I have neighbors that are within spittin’ distance of the proposed bar. Unlike Ginny’s Little Longhorn, this bar is planning to be open until 2am every night. Unlike Ginny’s, this site has very little parking, leaving bar patrons the option of parking on residential streets and then driving on them in inebriated states – endangering property and the lives of residents. Mr. Engel could bring in an Austin Java without a zoning change – and still serve alcohol – with the support of the neighborhoods. Why should the Council rezone for a bar knowing that the problems with subsequent permits will be onerous if not impossible to overcome? We have Ginny’s and the Poodle Dog now, and the proposed site can be used for a restaurant which is much more compatible with the neighborhood.
Sam Shore
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