About 60 residents last week expressed their unanimous opposition to a proposed Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub in West Mayfair, setting up a battle later this month in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The proposed location is 6810 Frankford Ave. There are existing Paddy Whacks at 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 2711 Comly Road and 150 South St.
Matt Jones and his partners, who own the business and the Frankford Avenue building, will try to convince the zoning board to allow them to open a fourth location during a July 27 session, which is only five days before they'd like to begin construction. The tentative opening date is Jan. 1.
The businessmen will be represented by attorney Shawn Ward. The case has already been continued twice, as bar owners waited to hear from the community.
At a June 14 special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association, Jones described the other locations as "clean establishments" and told the audience that he and his partners were born and raised in the neighborhood. The new locations would be styled more as a restaurant than as a bar.
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