Oppose the Ravens Head Brewing Co's proposed use for St. Joseph's Church
  • Petitioned Residents of the Ten Broeck Triangle, Albany citizens, and Zoning Board.

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Residents of the Ten Broeck Triangle, Albany citizens, and Zoning Board.

Oppose the Ravens Head Brewing Co's proposed use for St. Joseph's Church

    1. Mimi ONeill
    2. Petition by

      Mimi ONeill

      Albany

St. Joseph's Church is the center of our neighborhood and our community in the Ten Broeck Triangle.  The neighborhood, composed primarily of intact, historical 19th century brownstones, closely surrounds the church. St Joseph's Church, an architectural gem, has undergone extensive structural stabilization and is not in any danger of deterioration at this time.

The RHB's proposal to install a beer manufacturing plant/restaurant/pub in the church brings light industry and commercial use into a beautiful, quiet, historical, residential neighborhood. It destroys the quality of life for residents and changes the character of the neighborhood, straining it with parking gridlock, (the church has no parking), overwhelming it with delivery truck traffic, noise, food preparation smells, alcohol, loitering, and drunkenness. It violates the safety and intention of Mercy House, a women's shelter, located directly behind the church, as well as a substance abuse center, the Peter Young Housing and Treatment Center, also located directly behind the church. Instead, we would like to see St. Joseph's Church maintained and converted to an appropriate, viable use, one that contributes to the neighborhood. The RHB proposed use as a beer manufacturing plant/restaurant/pub is not appropriate or compatible with the neighborhood. We strongly oppose conversion of St. Joseph's Church to this use.

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    • Fran Reed HANNACROIX, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is important to me that the history of the area remain intact.

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    • M Mathis ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because More Booze brings The community Down Why not stick it on Broadway Or Erie Blvd.....We dont allow Strip Clubs but Albany is happy to put more Drunks behind the wheel......Just Dont add Up

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    • Sheila Irvin ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Putting a beer manuacturing/resturant/pub in a historical neighborhood near rehab centers is down-right WRONG. It's like putting a pedophile center near a school. What about the neighborhood, what about the children;s safety, women walking alone at night. Re-think this and use the church for something wholesome, there are enough vacant spaces on North Pearl to put the pub.

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    • Charles Little COLONIE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Churches should not be turned into drinking establshments.

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    • Pauline Fox-Jordan ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      This church is a part of Arbor Hill's history. Of all things to change it to, a brewing company. The neighborhood is already stretched for parking with the various restaurants/pubs in the area, not to mention the Palace. Why would it not be feasible to locate the company in the vast majority of empty commerical spaces along the Riverfront.

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