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File #: 20-0382    Version: 1 Name: PD - ABC License - Bad Axe Throwing D2
Type: ABC License Status: Withdrawn
File created: 3/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: WITHDRAWN Recommendation to receive and file the application of Bad Axe Throwing, Incorporated, dba Bad Axe Throwing, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License, at 245 Pine Avenue, Suite 290; determine that the application does not serve the Public Convenience and Necessity; and, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC on the bases of an over concentration of licenses within the census tract, residences within 100 feet, a park within 600 feet of the establishment, and high crime in the reporting district. (District 2)
Sponsors: Police
Attachments: 1. 050520-C-21sr.pdf

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WITHDRAWN

Recommendation to receive and file the application of Bad Axe Throwing, Incorporated, dba Bad Axe Throwing, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License, at 245 Pine Avenue, Suite 290; determine that the application does not serve the Public Convenience and Necessity; and, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC on the bases of an over concentration of licenses within the census tract, residences within 100 feet, a park within 600 feet of the establishment, and high crime in the reporting district.  (District 2)

 

DISCUSSION

It is City Council policy to review applications for ABC licenses to determine if a basis for protest against the issuance of the license exists. Bad Axe Throwing is a unique business that pairs alcohol and axe throwing. The Police Department responds to elevated levels of alcohol-related crimes including, but not limited to, public intoxication, driving under the influence, assaults, vandalism, and loitering. The proposed establishment is in an area with a long-term level of undue concentration of alcoholic beverage outlets. The over concentration of ABC licenses does not enhance the quality of life.

 

Given the history of the area, the high crime in this reporting district, the over concentration of ABC licenses, and the close proximity to a park and residences, the Police Department recommends that the City Council determine that the application does not serve a Public Convenience and Necessity, and that a Public Notice of Protest be submitted to ABC.

                     

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on May 5, 2020, to respond to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by the May 5, 2020 due date.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact associated with this recommendation.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

ROBERT G. LUNA                                                                                     

CHIEF OF POLICE

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

THOMAS B. MODICA

ACTING CITY MANAGER