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.
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