ST. LOUIS – A new beer yard is heading to Francis Park. But even though quite a few see this as a fantastic addition to the community, some citizens are not pleased.
“There’s plenty of young individuals strolling all over the park and there is quite a few persons that walk around this park that are not metropolis inhabitants. And why? Mainly because it’s safe and sound,” explained Nicholas Riggio Sr.
Riggio, 90, released a petition to retain it from altering. Reggio has lived in his house in the vicinity of the park given that 1952. But he fears the household-friendly ambiance may now change with enterprise coming in.
Riggio has collected around 50 signatures to quit the beer backyard garden from breaking floor. But not everybody agrees.
“It’ll provide much more folks into the region and a lot more revenue,” claimed St. Louis Hills resident Sean Hulen. “I fully grasp there’s no sides to it but I assume it is a great matter.”
And other people believe that far more people is not the solution.
“This is a relatives park and this is how it need to remain and if they get a liquor license, it might not keep that way,” claimed Cindy Breitwiser, Shrewsbury resident.
The beer garden’s liquor license is at the moment pending acceptance from the metropolis.
The Rockwell Beer Corporation unveiled the adhering to statement Monday:
“The assistance we have been given from the local community has been overwhelmingly constructive, and we’re assured our important financial investment will generate a prolonged-expression benefit for the neighborhood even though developing a household-helpful environment the place all people is welcomed.”
But Riggio and his supporters are not persuaded.
“To hurt this park and wreck this park and start out with enterprises. That opens the doorway,” he said.
Riggio and these who share his issue plan to attend the liquor license listening to to voice their viewpoint. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5, at 9:15 a.m. at St. Louis Town Hall.
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