Say NO to Goody Goody Liquor Store Construction -near Hwy 114 and Beltline Rd (Irving, TX)

Say NO to Goody Goody Liquor Store Construction -near Hwy 114 and Beltline Rd (Irving, TX)

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Stonegate Irving Neighborhood started this petition to Mayor, City of Irving (TX) Rick Stopfer and

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!

We are petitioning against the opening of the Goody Goody Liquor, Inc’s store at 3340 West Royal Lane, Irving, TX -75063 (Beltline and TX Hwy-114). The Goody Goody Liquor is currently seeking pre-qualification approval from the City of Irving for a transfer of Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) license # (P251692) from their existing Dallas location. The families of the Stonegate Irving, Ibloom Montessori, Firelife Church, Bridges at Las Colinas, Palmer Apartments, and Parkside East & West communities close to the proposed location are extremely concerned with the opening of Goody Goody Liquor store (within Irving - Las Colinas District Place 6) with the following impacts:  

Criminal activity/ Safety – Liquor stores increase the chance of crime in the area.   A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that outlets that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption—such as liquor stores and beer and wine stores—have a stronger association with incidences of violent crimes compared to outlets where alcohol is bought and consumed on-site, such as bars and restaurants.  This is even more concerning as there is a school within close proximity in addition to neighboring communities.

Environment/Morality for Kids –  A liquor store nearby would not be a good influence for the adjacent iBloom Montessori, where our children attend, and the kids of the community. We envisioned this community to be our forever homes and this liquor store would put that at risk. The Coppell ISD school buses will pass through the proposed location on a daily basis. 

Traffic- In the peak rush hour traffic times (morning and evening), there is already huge congestion on Beltline Road from Royal lane/Brent Branch Drive to Hwy 114. Adding a liquor store would significantly increase the congestion and potentially lead to additional traffic incidents adding the complexity of potentially intoxicated drivers. 

Financial – The families of the impacted communities recently purchased the homes in the price range of $500,000 to $700,000. With a liquor store adjacent to our neighborhood, our house values will drop with the possibility of plummeting. This would ultimately bring the neighborhood home values down, impacting the associated property tax revenue for the city in the area.  Even a 10 percent drop in home prices will cost the state and local govt to lose 2.5 million property tax revenue in the upcoming years leading to reduced services to the residents.

All the neighborhood communities, Churches and Coppell School ISD also are greatly concerned with the safety of families and are expressing the same concerns we have listed in this petition and they too have submitted protest applications and are in apposition with Goody Goody Liquor store approval. 

There are already enough stores (Two 7/11s, QT Gas Station(s), RaceTrac, AppleJack, Regis) nearby (approx. 300ft to 0.75-mile radius) to the Stonegate Neighborhood, which sell Beer, Wine, and Liquor.  There is absolutely no need to add another liquor store, besides the residential communities and an infant, toddler children Montessori.

In general, we are in opposition to opening a liquor store very close to our communities (Stonegate, Bridges at Las Colinas, Palmer Apartments and Parkside East & West). In this scenario, it happens to be a Goody Goody store.

 

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