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ALCOHOL SALES IN BELLEVUE?

A decision by residents to allow the LIMITED sale of alcohol in some Bellevue restaurants/eateries could possibly be up for vote. Learn the facts so you can make an informed decision. Click the links below for more information.

 

In order for this issue to be placed on the May, 2011 ballot as a referendum, 625 or more signatures are required on a petition.

 

The type of license which would be applicable to Bellevue is the "R" -Restaurant license.  Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) rules and regulations specifically state, " In order to qualify for an "R" -Restaurant liquor license, the establishment must be a reputable place, habitually and principally used for the purpose of providing food for the public.  The establishment shall have an area within a building of not less than 400 square feet and must be equipped with tables and chairs accommodating at least 30 persons at one time."  Please note that your signature on the petition places the referendum on the ballot and it is not a vote for the sale of alcohol.

 


 

Why Allow Alcohol Sales in Bellevue?


Many people, including our residents, enjoy a night out accompanied with a glass of wine or drink with their dinner, while listening to live music, watching a game, or just relaxing. Currently, they have to spend their time and money elsewhere. We now have the opportunity to allow people to enjoy themselves right here and make Bellevue a destination spot to shop, dine and enjoy a night out.

In 2009, Bellevue was awarded the Allegheny Together Grant which is a County-sponsored three-year program for revitalizing the business district.  Following an assessment of our town, it was noted that the lack of entertainment and destination spots was a weakness.

A group of us who have put forth this petition believe that alcohol sales at quality establishments will increase the options for various destination spots. Bellevue will be an attraction to more people, increase commerce and benefit all of the business community.

In summary- the goal of alcohol sales is to:

  • Bring more people to our business district

  • Attract new businesses and strengthen our existing ones

  • Promote and encourage Economic Development and growth in Bellevue

  • Encourage new home buyers in our community

  • Create various new tax revenues to improve the Borough


 

When and Where to Sign in the Business District:
Petition signing is from February 15th to March 7th

  • Enjoy Bellevue, 18 Hawley Avenue, Tues-Wed-Thur 2pm-6pm

  • Lincoln Barber Shop, 514 Lincoln Avenue, Tues-Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-3:30pm

  • Bite Bistro, 565 Lincoln Avenue, Sun-Sat 10am-8pm

  • Mane Attractions, 567 Lincoln Avenue, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm

All signers must be current registered voters of Bellevue.

 

Additional Information:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for door-to-door signing.
For more information on volunteering, stop in at Lincoln Barber Shop or call Aaron at 412-766-1668 or Mark at 412-720-8098


The Facts about the Process:

  • This potential vote will be for an "R" license- for restaurants

  • There are strict requirements that must be met to qualify for this license 

  • Based on population, if the referendum passes, Bellevue will be allowed 2 licenses which would be processed and approved by the PLCB 

  • Any additional applicants at any time after those two are processed and approved would have to be approved by the Borough of Bellevue and would go through a hearing process 

  • Bellevue Borough will be able to create additional conditions added to  those of the PLCB on any additional licenses --if any-- after the initial two licenses

  • Citizens do have a right to protest a particular license for just cause

  • For more info - visit the PLCB website


More information will be posted soon- Please check this web page frequently for updated  information.

The following links are a resource to investigate the transition from "dry" to "wet" in other communities.

Alcohol Sales-Slippery Rock

Only currently registered Bellevue voters can sign the petition, beginning February 15 until March 7, 2011, to place a referendum on the primary ballot. Petitions are available at the following locations:

  • Enjoy Bellevue, 18 Hawley Avenue -              Tues-Wed-Thur 2pm-6pm

  • Lincoln Barber, 514 Lincoln Avenue -             Tues-Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-3:30pm

  • Mane Attractions, 567 Lincoln Avenue -         Mon-Sat 11am-4pm

Only currently registered Bellevue voters are able to circulate the petition for signatures.

Slippery Rock, PA
Danville, KY Danville, KY

 

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