Fresno council reverses attraction on benefit retailer

George Beal opened a ease retail store at Van Ness Avenue and Highway 180 final

George Beal opened a ease retail store at Van Ness Avenue and Highway 180 final 12 months. He is proposing an additional at Grantland and Barstow avenues. Google Earth picture

revealed on November 5, 2020 – 1:50 PM
Published by Gabriel Dillard

The Fresno Town Council on Thursday approved a conditional use permit for a advantage store that was beforehand denied by the arranging commission.

The shop proposed by developer George Beal was to begin with turned down about its plans to market beer and wine “within an space of higher concentration of off-sale alcohol licenses,” according to a letter from the Fresno scheduling department.

It will be positioned at 6940 W. Barstow Avenue, at the corner of Grantland Avenue.

Associates on the metropolis council have taken a difficult line from marketplaces with ideas to provide liquor for offsite use, voting final thirty day period to limit new alcoholic beverages licenses for this sort of corporations.

Users of the council Thursday took a different tact pertaining to Beal’s charm of the setting up commission choice, in its place placing a amount of concessions from Beal in get to approve the permit. These involve acquiring no one-use sales, becoming open to host a mural or other general public art at the web page, protecting a long run bus end and installing a signal mild at the intersection.

All associates voted in favor of the conditional use permit apart from for Council President Miguel Arias, who grilled Beal with a range of questions about his operational ideas.

Beal is the owner of a variety of Johnny Quik benefit shops in the space.

Is that a new two-story building off Highway 180 in Tower?