Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Northeast Times: Mayfair Civic supports bar's jukebox permit
The Mayfair Civic Association last week supported zoning requests from a bar, a tire store and proposed gym while rejecting a bid by a property owner looking to legalize a two-bedroom apartment.
The group joined some heavy hitters — Father Judge High School, St. Matthew CYO and Jack Costello Boxing Club — in backing Casper’s Place, 3510-12 Cottman Ave., which is seeking to renew a permit to continue using a jukebox. The city Department of Licenses and Inspections had cited the bar for unknowingly letting the permit expire.
The association approved a request by STS Tire & Auto Center to erect signs at its location at 6301 Frankford Ave. (at Robbins Avenue). STS, which replaced the bankrupt R&S Strauss in May, presently has just a cloth banner.
Steve Mangin, owner of Healthy Concepts in Hatboro, won approval to open a gym at 7416 Frankford Ave. (at Vista Street). The space is a little more than 3,000 square feet. The gym will be open seven days a week for anyone age 12 and older. The cost would be $25 per month.
Zoning consultant Tom Citro failed to win approval for the owner of a property at 7635 E. Roosevelt Blvd. (at Revere Street).
There is housing on the top floor, and the owner is looking to add a residence on the ground floor. The newly renovated space is 621 square feet and would rent for about $850 a month. It was a dentist office from 1963 to 2006 before becoming a real estate office.
A handful of people supported Citro, but an overwhelming majority opposed new living space. MORE HERE