Eastern: Bar owner gets push back

Carolinas News Notes

limelightGREENVILLE, 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.

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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.

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The Limelight was shut down to make way for the 10th Street connector.

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info: wnct.com.

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