Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
Posted by WhoElseCouldIBe on 2017/3/11 13:47:48
No question the original sin is the Restaurant Overlay. It wasn't well thought out and no one put much thought into the unintended consequences. Couple that with JC's inability to enforce laws on the book (think noise ordinances) and it is no surprise QOL is an issue around these establishments.
It's gonna get worse as the restaurants are going further from Pedestrian Plaza into areas that most would consider residential.
Every applicant claims to be a "quaint neighbor friendly" restaurant. Please. It's much easier to make fast money selling booze to the broboken drunks than serving gourmet fare to the foodies.
It's really sad to think that huge Hoboken style bars are the best JC could come up with to replace all the 99 cent stores. Blown opportunity in my book...
Who considers Newark Ave residential? Even before the Pedestrian Plaza days, it was still commercial.
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