Rogersville may change alcohol ordinances for a Sagebrush

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Bulldog

Knoxville, TN

#1 Oct 9, 2013
ROGERSVILLE The restriction that prohibits alcohol sales within 250 feet of a public park may be removed from Rogersville city code to pave the way for a steakhouse to open in town.

Rogersville businessman Phillip Henard owns the currently vacant restaurant building on Park Boulevard in what is commonly called the Big Lots parking lot.

In recent years, that building has been a seafood restaurant, Mexican restaurant and a country kitchen, and all have failed.

Henard told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday a new proposed tenant, the Sagebrush Steakhouse chain, has the best chance to succeed. But Sagebrush will only move in if it can sell beer and cocktails with meals.

Last year Rogersville approved liquor by the drink through a referendum. This is the first time there has been a business this close to taking advantage of that new law.

http://timesnews.net/article/9068448/rogersvi...
A Local

Kingsport, TN

#2 Oct 9, 2013
Well we got a prison full of pedophiles, drug addicts, and wife beaters right next to the children's park, let's open up a saloon as well. Maybe Henard's chapel can hold a referendum to get the signatures they need for this to pass.

What else should we put next to the park? A halfway house for sex offenders?

Since: Sep 07

Kodak, TN

#3 Oct 9, 2013
Bulldog wrote:
ROGERSVILLE The restriction that prohibits alcohol sales within 250 feet of a public park may be removed from Rogersville city code to pave the way for a steakhouse to open in town.
Rogersville businessman Phillip Henard owns the currently vacant restaurant building on Park Boulevard in what is commonly called the Big Lots parking lot.
In recent years, that building has been a seafood restaurant, Mexican restaurant and a country kitchen, and all have failed.
Henard told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday a new proposed tenant, the Sagebrush Steakhouse chain, has the best chance to succeed. But Sagebrush will only move in if it can sell beer and cocktails with meals.
Last year Rogersville approved liquor by the drink through a referendum. This is the first time there has been a business this close to taking advantage of that new law.
http://timesnews.net/article/9068448/rogersvi...
and the rest of the story...after the BMA agreed to have the town attorney remove the words "public park" from the local ordinance and present the revised resolution to the board...one of the alderman asked "Does this mean we will get a free meal?"
Not the best attempt at humor under the circumstances that night...
Simple

Kingsport, TN

#4 Oct 9, 2013
I see no problem with this whatsoever, hope they get it passed, this would be the beginning of some new money rolling into town!
vote them out

Kingsport, TN

#5 Oct 9, 2013
You have had the same people running this town for years. If you don't like the direction they are taking this town vote them out.
FYI A Local

Morristown, TN

#6 Oct 9, 2013
A Local wrote:
Well we got a prison full of pedophiles, drug addicts, and wife beaters right next to the children's park, let's open up a saloon as well. Maybe Henard's chapel can hold a referendum to get the signatures they need for this to pass.
What else should we put next to the park? A halfway house for sex offenders?
Sorry to inform you,but Phillip doesn't go to Henards Chapel.
So sad

Maryville, TN

#7 Oct 9, 2013
We are selling our souls for the almighty dollar....
really smart

Maryville, TN

#8 Oct 9, 2013
Simple wrote:
I see no problem with this whatsoever, hope they get it passed, this would be the beginning of some new money rolling into town!
Oh yeah, bring in more money that they can't manage. Too many back scratchers in this town already that cover up for each other and line each other's pockets. They need to learn how to balance what they have first.
GUESS THE BRIDGE

Knoxville, TN

#9 Oct 9, 2013
FYI A Local wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to inform you,but Phillip doesn't go to Henards Chapel.
Could have bloody marys at the next breakfast fundraiser. that would be a hoot...and a holler.
my opinion

Kingsport, TN

#10 Oct 9, 2013
Tim Carwile wrote:
<quoted text>
and the rest of the story...after the BMA agreed to have the town attorney remove the words "public park" from the local ordinance and present the revised resolution to the board...one of the alderman asked "Does this mean we will get a free meal?"
Not the best attempt at humor under the circumstances that night...
He's an idiot and shouldn't have been elected. We have Sells and Cecile to thank for that.
Restaurant

Kingsport, TN

#11 Oct 9, 2013
We need a nice restaurant in town. Sagebrush is ok but need something with a better selection like Texas roadhouse, Cheddar's or Applebees. Red lobster would be perfect. Lol
Get A Grip

AOL

#12 Oct 9, 2013
So sad wrote:
We are selling our souls for the almighty dollar....
In case you hadn't noticed your town's tax base is drying up, the jobs are gone. Even the employment office left own, that's how bad off it is. Rogersville better get with the program soon or it will be a white ghetto full of Section 8 housing and car washes.

If I recall the public didn't mind selling their souls when it came to working on Sundays or selling fireworks for a religious cause or covering up endless cases of corruption and theft from banks, churches and taxpayer funded postions. Having a Long Island Tea with dinner never sent anyone to Hell or made them attack children.
Have seen for myself

White Pine, TN

#13 Oct 10, 2013
There is nothing that could go on near the park that is not already going on inside the park. Watch the boys at the basketball court. They sell drugs. Watch the teens sitting on the ground at the tennis courts. They are selling drugs and drinking. The old men sitting in their cars next to the kids playground...Don't look down at their laps. Parents attending ballgames and using the park as a pickup and drop off place for their drug sales and purchases. Yes, I have reported what I have seen to the county and city cops and they say they drive thru but we can't catch them all. The best payday in Rogersville is selling pills. We have low lifes in this town that take their kids into stores and have them carry a empty school backpack and shop lift using kids to carry their goodies out of the stores. A drink with dinner is nothing. Any business opening would create jobs and revenue for our town. Just remember few family trees fork in this town so watch what you say because most are related and will hurt your business if you have to fire someone or you don't stay open late on Wed. and Sun. nights so the church people can get a dish of icecream. You won't see them any other time because they still go to Kingsport for everything else.
Soul Man

Kingsport, TN

#14 Oct 10, 2013
Is Philip Henard compromising his religious principles for the almighty dollar? Why do I have no problem believing this? How far is the building from the school?
catch prase

Kingsport, TN

#15 Oct 10, 2013
i dont think we will have to worry to much about the surroundings unless they hire workers to come with them .nothing is the same when it comes rogersville its always a lower class . look @our walmart vs kingsport & morristown even burger king and macdonlds is so much better up the rd i hope they come to town and do good but i think its going to take more than one henard to do it
Neighborhood Watch

Morristown, TN

#16 Oct 10, 2013
My thoughts, Heanrd is not bringingbeer and liquor to town, it is already here. He is trying to bring us a much needed restuant to this town and in doing that he would be renting his building. Not one person complaining on here does not or has not eaten at the Mexican Resturant or mabe Hales Springs here in Rogersville, and they have alcoholic beverages. Not a one on here has not eaten at at Cheddars, Applebees, Fatz, Red Loster, Chop House, Texas Road House, LongHorns, or SageBrush at of town. So they serve alcoholic beverages there, but God forbid them every stepping a foot in a resturant in Rogersville to dine. we have to live in this world but do not have to partake of it, so quit harping, support Rogersville getting a nice eating establishment and keep your hard earned dollars and gas in Rogersville and Hawkins County. These are just my thoughts, butjust look around, we have a lot more problems with drugs in this community. No one will leave a resturant drunk, but can go to a drive thru beer place orFood City or walmart and get drunk as a skunk. It is a matter or choice, it you don't want a drink, don't order one. Just like you would if you went out of town to eat. We are not ever going to get a good resturant in town if we don't loosen up and invite them in. My thoughts only.
Guess again

Kingsport, TN

#17 Oct 10, 2013
GUESS THE BRIDGE wrote:
<quoted text>Could have bloody marys at the next breakfast fundraiser. that would be a hoot...and a holler.
He doesn't attend The Bridge either. He also had nothing to do with the breakfast fundraiser that was held there earlier in the summer.
I THINK

Knoxville, TN

#18 Oct 10, 2013
Neighborhood Watch wrote:
My thoughts, Heanrd is not bringingbeer and liquor to town, it is already here. He is trying to bring us a much needed restuant to this town and in doing that he would be renting his building. Not one person complaining on here does not or has not eaten at the Mexican Resturant or mabe Hales Springs here in Rogersville, and they have alcoholic beverages. Not a one on here has not eaten at at Cheddars, Applebees, Fatz, Red Loster, Chop House, Texas Road House, LongHorns, or SageBrush at of town. So they serve alcoholic beverages there, but God forbid them every stepping a foot in a resturant in Rogersville to dine. we have to live in this world but do not have to partake of it, so quit harping, support Rogersville getting a nice eating establishment and keep your hard earned dollars and gas in Rogersville and Hawkins County. These are just my thoughts, butjust look around, we have a lot more problems with drugs in this community. No one will leave a resturant drunk, but can go to a drive thru beer place orFood City or walmart and get drunk as a skunk. It is a matter or choice, it you don't want a drink, don't order one. Just like you would if you went out of town to eat. We are not ever going to get a good resturant in town if we don't loosen up and invite them in. My thoughts only.
we should just shut up..god has ruled per the henards whatever...sure hope is there also..if real estate demands it,.... god please turn the lite on ....
well

Kingsport, TN

#19 Oct 10, 2013
I'm not a church goer myself, but I do somehow wonder if Jesus would approve of opening an establishment that serves beer and cocktails across the street from a public park where children play?
Enough Said

Morristown, TN

#20 Oct 10, 2013
God knows everything else that goes on in the city park and the shopping center parking lot, and having a fine resturant finally locate here would be a drop in the bucket to everything that goes on there. I say let's eat, I'm hungry.

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