Eastern: Bar owner gets push back
Updated: May 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm
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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Limelight co-owner Jerry Jordan is taking on the Greenville Board of Adjustment.
It seems that in order to re-open his club at a new location, the former Greenville Produce Market, he has to receive approval from the governing board. Unfortunately, the board did not have a quorum to allow it to take an actionable vote at a recent meeting.
It was the second time Jordan had attempted approval. Earlier, the board rejected the new business because it was within 500 feet of residential property.
Now, the bar has gotten creative. Instead of trying to open a gay bar, his new proposal to the board takes on the face of a restaurant which would serve alcohol.
Jordan told WNCT-TV that he was losing money and that it was the second time this situation has occurred. Neighboring businesses who were against the original proposal to re-open the club are warming up to the idea of a restaurant.
The Limelight was shut down to make way for the 10th Street connector.
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