Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 16, 2014

Proposed town code change targets bars, nightclubs

BLUEFIELD, Va. — A proposed conditional use permitting change in Virginia’s Tallest Town would provide an extra layer of protection for residential and business districts when it comes to the development of bars and nightclubs.

The Bluefield, Va. Town Council has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the town council chambers to receive public input on the proposed change to town code dealing with conditional use permits to include the words clubs, bars and lounges.

“It is a change of conditional use,” Bluefield, Va. Town Manager Mike Watson said. “What it does is it adds an extra step to locate a business in a certain district. It’s just a way of protecting a person’s property by using zoning.”

Watson said there are no current permits for bars, night clubs or lounges pending in the town. He said the proposed town code change simply provides future protection for the town.

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