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

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. Full Story

Since: Apr 10

Westerville, OH

#21 May 26, 2011
Just as long as they don't play the gangsta' rap music!
Hussein

Westerville, OH

#22 May 26, 2011
johnhancock36 wrote:
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.
Hey fool, we do own the votes that put these clowns on city council and also own the votes that put them on the asphalt. Now you go figure.
FCF

Columbus, OH

#23 May 26, 2011
I've lived in UA my entire life and I'm glad to see that development is moving forward. UA needs to continue to be a vibrant, finacially strong community. While I understand the nearby residents' concerns, they can be addressed. Most everyone I have talked to about the coming changes are supportive. UA is completely capable of managing such changes appropriately.
Dirk

Powell, OH

#24 May 26, 2011
Retiredman wrote:
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.
lol at being a bitter poor retired man
dr pepper

Blacklick, OH

#25 May 26, 2011
thats what UA needs more booze=drugs=hookers=drunk drivers, they want to be like columbus, but what they don't know they are just as getto as anyplace else. it just cost a little more,which UA punks come into columbus to rob steal and what ever else they can get in to.

Since: Dec 09

Coshocton, OH

#26 May 26, 2011
Hussein wrote:
<quoted text>Hey fool, we do own the votes that put these clowns on city council and also own the votes that put them on the asphalt. Now you go figure.
Hey fool, I own one of those votes too and I like what is happening on Lane.
cbus614

Columbus, OH

#27 May 26, 2011
I live in UA and I must say, UA residents are the biggest NIMBY's. DON'T PURCHASE A HOUSE NEXT TO A RETAIL AREA IF YOU ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR PEACE AND QUIET! There are plenty of quiet areas in UA if that is what you so stubbornly require.
cbus614

Columbus, OH

#28 May 26, 2011
Retiredman wrote:
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.
What are you talking about? What congested traffic? Giant Eagle and Kroger are over-priced? Sure, our taxes are a little higher, but have you seen our school system? Have you checked our fire and police services? Why does my property value continue to rise? You get what you pay for...

Since: Dec 09

Coshocton, OH

#29 May 26, 2011
cbus614 wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you talking about? What congested traffic? Giant Eagle and Kroger are over-priced? Sure, our taxes are a little higher, but have you seen our school system? Have you checked our fire and police services? Why does my property value continue to rise? You get what you pay for...
Actually, our taxes are lower. Income tax is 2% vs 2.5% in Columbus and most suburbs. Property taxes as a percent of value are lower than a lot of the suburbs too thanks to higher per parcel property value. We do pay directly for trash pick-up but get curb side recycling included. It is false that UA has higher taxes, just higher property values and incomes.
Mina

Columbus, OH

#30 May 26, 2011
Just the Facts wrote:
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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.
Suggest you write lots of LTTE's and contact the City Attorney, Chief of Police, and the Mayor. If none of these are successful, contact the media. There's nothing like a negative media story to get (local) politicians off their collective butts.
Just the Facts

Versailles, OH

#31 May 26, 2011
Mina wrote:
<quoted text>
Suggest you write lots of LTTE's and contact the City Attorney, Chief of Police, and the Mayor. If none of these are successful, contact the media. There's nothing like a negative media story to get (local) politicians off their collective butts.
Already been done.

The mayor (Ciotola) is the one who is spearheading the repeal of the existing law that specifies the "Permit Parking Only" zoning of those side streets.

These residents have encountered a total brick wall and are impotent to do anything about it.
whatever

Columbus, OH

#32 May 26, 2011
There are enough restaurants in UA already.. This is a residential community, I don't think we need to be drawing in the bar hopping scene. Are we trying to cater our community to 20 somethings now??
CSD

Columbus, OH

#33 May 26, 2011
They better accept these business oppurtunities and the additional tax revenue they generate.
Like UA

Columbus, OH

#34 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.
This will be much better on Lane Avenue. Like Grandview, people like to be able to drive by the area, not have to park and wander around a mall to get to a restaurant or bar. And the more congested, the better for business. Traffic on Grandview is 25 and that's fine for the strip.
Like UA

Columbus, OH

#35 May 26, 2011
whatever wrote:
There are enough restaurants in UA already.. This is a residential community, I don't think we need to be drawing in the bar hopping scene. Are we trying to cater our community to 20 somethings now??
There aren't enough restaurants here. We like going to restaurants with beer/wine and a nice atmosphere. The Wine Bistro and Rusty Bucket on Lane are a good start, but we'd be pleased with more.

If we wanted a dead suburb, we'd go outside of 270.
Like UA

Columbus, OH

#36 May 26, 2011
I shall vote against it wrote:
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.
I'm a UA resident who doesn't live near Lane, and I want busy, bustling bars & restaurants. I'll vote for it.
Tom

Columbus, OH

#37 May 26, 2011
The reality is that people today want restaurant and entertainment options. Communitites that don't adapt get left behind. UA already made that mistake in turning down a community/rec center, why continue to make decisions to get left behind? I do agree though there needs to be better parking options discussed.
Good Grief

Columbus, OH

#38 May 26, 2011
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.
BINGO! I have been in UA for 25 years. It is not the neighborhood I moved into.
cinsgt

Harrison, OH

#39 May 26, 2011
...well..hmmm... they did get rid of almost all of the south campus bars in favor of that yuppie mess that is there now. I cringe at what this new entertainment district will do to that section of lane avenue. Arlington WAS such a nice part of town...
Just the Facts

Versailles, OH

#40 May 26, 2011
cbus614 wrote:
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Why does my property value continue to rise? You get what you pay for...
Ummm ... no. Property values have fallen along with all of Ohio's, 6.5% in the last year alone. http://www.zillow.com/local-info/OH-Upper-Arl... #{scid=mor-site-topnavlocalsub }

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