Whiners are winners on Polk Street
So now there’s a bar moratorium on the Polk Street corridor. Reason in favor of this? “It’s getting to be a new Vegas.” See, when people use ludicrous statements like that, no matter what valid points they make after, it’s just hard to take them seriously. (Take note, anti-bike lane folks. “The radical agenda of the SFTMA” makes you look like a lunatic.)
This ban means bars that want to open up have to come into the neighborhood a bit more, off the strip. That makes containing problems harder and spreads the noise issue out. It doesn’t make sense to me. I can only assume the thinking is the moratorium would stop bars from opening up at all.
I’m not entirely clear, after reading the article, if it’s a ban on bars and the bar license or if the 47 license is still an option. We could see more restaurant openings (with a booze license, of course) as a result, which might not be a terrible thing. Since the Great Recession, just about every business that could get a beer and wine license did so. Blue Fog is applying for theirs now.