Upper Arlington might allow 8 more li...

Upper Arlington might allow 8 more liquor permits along Lane Avenue | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 57 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 26, 2011, titled Upper Arlington might allow 8 more liquor permits along Lane Avenue | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

As a consultant visits Upper Arlington this week to discuss traffic and parking problems with residents, a new entertainment district under discussion would allow eight new liquor licenses in the city.

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I shall vote against it

Columbus, OH

#1 May 26, 2011
I am a UA resident who wants quiet residential, not "vibrant, full, busy retail." I don't live near Lane Ave, but I'll vote against.
NoNo

Blacklick, OH

#2 May 26, 2011
Just say no. Booze, booze, and more booze. U.A. does not need more problems. They already have flashers, robbers, etc. Booze = violence and crime. Keep it out of U.A.
Columbus

Columbus, OH

#3 May 26, 2011
To the contrary, I'm okay with this concept as long as the parking issue is settled.
Reader2

Dublin, OH

#4 May 26, 2011
they need to locate this at the Kingdale Shopping Center that they are trying to revitalize anyway. Traffic in that area on Lane Ave. is already congested enough.
So Excited

AOL

#5 May 26, 2011
Bring it on!

I can hardly wait to go bar hopping down Lane Avenue with my concealed carry weapon!

Nearby UA homeowners had better keep their kids indoors because with 2 DUIs and 3 moving traffic violations under my belt this year, I just might run them over to get my FREE parking place on one of those side streets.

Thank you, Frank Ciotola (who lives comfortably in an all-residential neighborhood), Matthew Shad (who doesn't even live in UA), and other city officials!

wow

Columbus, OH

#6 May 26, 2011
Hey Ms. Joyce - move! I am sure a vibrant, busy young family would love to be within walking distance of the entertainment district!
Mina

Columbus, OH

#7 May 26, 2011
Though I no longer live in UA, I am very familiar with the area, and I see this issue from both sides.

The residents have a point - especially those who have lived on Chester and other nearby streets for years. When they bought their homes, this was a very quiet, residential area. Over time, things changed - slowly at first, but now changes seem to be full-speed ahead. If I lived around there, I'd be upset as well.

On the other hand, I fully understand the need to expand the Lance Ave. entertainment corridor.

Perhaps they could make the side streets permit-only parking. I'm sure some sort of compromise can be worked out.
Mina

Columbus, OH

#8 May 26, 2011
Reader2 wrote:
they need to locate this at the Kingdale Shopping Center that they are trying to revitalize anyway. Traffic in that area on Lane Ave. is already congested enough.
Good idea!
Lisa

Columbus, OH

#9 May 26, 2011
Guess where Franklin county will conduct their DUI checkpoints?
Just the Facts

West Mansfield, OH

#10 May 26, 2011
Mina wrote:
Perhaps they could make the side streets permit-only parking. I'm sure some sort of compromise can be worked out.
The side streets are ALREADY zoned permit-parking only, but the city removed the signs two years ago (claiming they needed repair) and hasn't put them back, despite pleading by the residents who see Wine Bistro patrons zip down their streets and in and out of driveways to secure a parking spot.

By not returning the signs, the city officials are in violation of the law, and is turning a deaf ear to its residents.

Yet another case of the-powers-that-be turning their backs on the constituents who vote for them and pay their salaries/benefits.
Mick

Dublin, OH

#11 May 26, 2011
UA residents made a mistake when we elected the current city council members, especially Ciotola, who made his money owning a resturaunt. They do not give a hoot about the UA residents, only pro business, and they are destroying UA's heritage as an excellent place to live. I can't wait to vote these bad politicians out of office! I hope that Mr Valentine's days are also numbered, perhaps in his next job he can hire a firm to do a traffic study in residential areas around the new west-side Casino district.
live in UA

Dublin, OH

#12 May 26, 2011
wow wrote:
Hey Ms. Joyce - move! I am sure a vibrant, busy young family would love to be within walking distance of the entertainment district!
Good idea, it would be great to see all of the children in the vibrant, busy young families riding their bikes, playing in the neighborhood and walking down the busy street as cars go zipping by looking for parking spots in front of their homes. The stories about the children who will be hit by cars will make great press.

Since: Feb 11

Roy, WA

#13 May 26, 2011
I guess 8 more places to drink will help the folks of Upper Arlington forget

their problems of high taxes, congested traffic & over-priced stores.
Browns Fan

Columbus, OH

#14 May 26, 2011
NIMBYs
Junior

Columbus, OH

#15 May 26, 2011
That will creat jobs, How many more cruisers will be needed.
UA Res

Kissimmee, FL

#16 May 26, 2011
I welcome the development. One of the reasons we moved to UA is proximity to amenities that are within walking distance and a more urban feel that many other burbs don't have.
Cygnus

New York, NY

#17 May 26, 2011
As I search for my next home in this general area, UA's clear direction narrows my list. I'm not a prude, but I'll accept the NIMBY label. Increased violence, paired with the brilliant CCW legislation leave me exercising my choice to live elsewhere. Enjoy being the North end's new Reynoldsburg, UA.
Tom

Columbus, OH

#18 May 26, 2011
Don't vote out DeCapua. He seems to be one of the more rational members. Krauss is at the top of my list of those who need to be shown the door. She is a pro at talking out of both sides of her mouth.
Mick wrote:
UA residents made a mistake when we elected the current city council members, especially Ciotola, who made his money owning a resturaunt. They do not give a hoot about the UA residents, only pro business, and they are destroying UA's heritage as an excellent place to live. I can't wait to vote these bad politicians out of office! I hope that Mr Valentine's days are also numbered, perhaps in his next job he can hire a firm to do a traffic study in residential areas around the new west-side Casino district.
News flash

Atlanta, GA

#19 May 26, 2011
So Excited wrote:
Bring it on!
I can hardly wait to go bar hopping down Lane Avenue with my concealed carry weapon!
Nearby UA homeowners had better keep their kids indoors because with 2 DUIs and 3 moving traffic violations under my belt this year, I just might run them over to get my FREE parking place on one of those side streets.
Thank you, Frank Ciotola (who lives comfortably in an all-residential neighborhood), Matthew Shad (who doesn't even live in UA), and other city officials!
Ohio doesn't give concealed carry permits to criminals. Why lie?

Since: Dec 09

Mcconnelsville, OH

#20 May 26, 2011
20 years ago UA may have been a sleepy hamlet, now that designation goes to Delaware County where you can look out of your window and not see someone within earshot. Growth of metro Columbus has made UA an urban suburb the with amenities within walking distance. Designating Lane an entertainment district may finally give UA an area like Grandview Ave. between 1st and 5th, something that attracts people and businesses and makes UA a fun place to live. BTW how many stories have you heard about kids getting mowed down in Grandview where the high school is a few hundred feet from the bars and restaurants of Grandview Ave and street parking is highly utilized.

I don't know why people think they own the asphalt in front of their houses. Maybe these residents should get together, pay UA the book value of all improvements to the streets, and make these private streets with gates, then they can get together and pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars it will take to maintain their precious asphalt. Then they can protect the asphalt in front of their houses from the 2001 Honda Civic looking for a parking space. I wonder if these people are upset that people park in front of their houses for the 4th of July parade too, or if they complain that they have restaurants within walking distance of their houses.

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