BZBA rejects 'upscale' bar on Brice

The Reynoldsburg Board of Zoning and Building Appeals voted unanimously last week against a special exception use application for a bar to open in vacant space on Brice Road. Full Story
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The Detective

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 26, 2010
Go put it where Oggys use to be on Scarborough.
American Citizen

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 26, 2010
That is funny. What does "redevelop that area of the city" mean? Are they going to lure Saks Fifth Avenue in beside Odd Lots? Let's see we have Odd Lots, Dollar Store, bar, gas station, flea market, bingo, fast food, and a big empty storefront in the vicinity. The board has got Saks right where they want them.
Marty Xoc

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2010
Upscale on Brice Road ??? hahahahahahahahahahahaha
What a joke

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jan 27, 2010
We opened a business not too long ago in Reynoldsburg, and supportive they were not.
What are they thinking

Carlisle, MA

#5 Jan 27, 2010
Let's get this straight. The BZBA doesn't want liquor establishments, churches, or apparently ANY type of business. They appear to prefer empty storefronts and lots. Get a grip. This area will never be Polaris, or Easton.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Be HONEST, now, they really just didn't like the name. Everything said are just lame excuses and BS.
MIke

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 27, 2010
What a brilliant marketing plan.

Let's see...we know we need to get a zoning variance from the city. Let's sell ourselves as an upscale bar in a rundown part of the city and call ourselves Mamajuana. Absolutely brilliant. I can't believe these genuises didn't pull it off. Someone send this story to Jay Leno...he would have a field day with this.
NO MORE TAXES

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 27, 2010
How long has this space been vacant? You'd think the city would want another business that would bring in more tax revenue than an empty storefront or vacant lot.
Irony Cop

Dublin, OH

#9 Jan 27, 2010
You know what would fit in with the theme and identity of that area? A taco truck.

Seriously, guys, what the frack does that area have to offer? You have a guy who is willing to invest his own money and hard work into a concept. Let him try.

As for subs being upscale, it all depends on how you do it. There are some pretty fancy eateries that sell slyders. I had a tuna tartar taco at Rosendales back in the day as well.

I hate the jerks who sit on these zoning boards. They're so short-sighted.
Marcus

Grand Prairie, TX

#10 Jan 27, 2010
Good call on their part - within 3 weeks of opening I GUARANTEE you there would be 2 or 3 shootings in the parking lot! This area is a joke - the "black fog" has continued outward from Columbus destroying everything in it's path! I won't waste your time naming the cities ..
Danno From Powell

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 27, 2010
I agree the taco truck would be a step forward for the east side Mayberry.

Requirement #1 of sitting on the zoning board is to have a cognitive understanding of upscale. Next this is starting to sound like a scene from Footloose and being all concerned about morality?

The best place to start is at home in the police department not on the backs of those wishing to bring taxes in. When fireworks on the 4 of July can't be held due to lack of money someone needs to beat the members of the Zoning board over the head with a rolled up magazine for being so absolutely stupid.
Almost Reynoldsburg

Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 27, 2010
They could take the bar called MJ's or now called Spanky's. It needs someone's good direction and dedication along with the finance to clean the place up. It's a great place for a bar - but the previous owners/managers don't know how to make it work.
Guy from ID

Sandpoint, ID

#13 Jan 27, 2010
With a name like MAMAJUANA alone, that alone tells the type of clientel the proposed business will be dealing with. Just another "Hoodlum" bar. Deli sandwiches and chips? Plllllease!!!
16 year resident

Brunswick, OH

#14 Jan 27, 2010
#10 1 Good call on their part - within 3 weeks of opening I GUARANTEE you there would be 2 or 3 shootings in the parking lot! This area is a joke - the "black fog" has continued outward from Columbus destroying everything in it's path! I won't waste your time naming the cities ..

I couldn't agree more!
Liberty

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 27, 2010
This is BS....zoning deciding if another bar is needed......why not let supply and demand decide?

Who's money is influencing this Zoning Board?
Corn

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 27, 2010
Face it people--if it isn't a car parts store or gas station Reynoldsburg is not interested.
anon5555

Columbus, OH

#17 Jan 27, 2010
upscale??? At Brice and Livingston.....maybe 25 years ago......
Westside

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 27, 2010
Open a new business with new jobs and get turned down ,whats wrong with the ZONING BOARD.
Just Wondering

Dublin, OH

#19 Jan 27, 2010
could up scale mean classier drug dealers?
Black Fog

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 27, 2010
Yeah you're right the black fog is all over Columbus, I see it at Easton now, Cmon Les time to crack down on this stuff. I cant even go there anymore without some lil thug trying to give me the evil eye...go back to your rap video, stay out of the burbs.

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