• Petitioned City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina

This petition was delivered to:

City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina

To stop or table the new zoning proposal that harms local restaurants.

    1. Jackalope Jack's
    2. Petition by

      Jackalope Jack's

      charlotte, NC

We feel it is important to stop the current new proposal that would put a stop to entertainment of all kinds after midnight inside bars and restaurants within 400 feet of a residential area. If this proposal is accepted, this would mean that no live or recorded music (like jukeboxes), no karaoke, no comedians, no playing pool, no skeeball, or other entertainment-related activities after midnight.

This change only affects the businesses outside the 277-loop; uptown businesses will be exempt. This means that locally owned, neighborhood businesses will not be able to offer entertainment inside their establishments after midnight and will subsequently loose patrons and profits. This will decrease the tax revenue from these businesses that are affected and will cost many local residents their jobs.

We work hard to have a good relationship with our neighbors and with our neighborhood and we feel that there is a better solution to this zoning issue than this proposal and are asking that people petition their city council representatives to stop or table this proposal until a better solution can be reached!

Here are the representatives contact information: District 1
Contact Patsy Kinsey, pkinsey@charlottenc.gov, 704-376-5367

District 2
Contact James Mitchell Jr., JamesDistrict2@aol.com, 704-394-3332

District 3
Contact LaWana Mayfield, lmayfield@charlottenc.gov, 704-336-3435

District 4
Contact Michael D. Barnes, barnesdistrict4@aol.com, 704-509-6141

District 5
Contact John Autry, jautry@charlottenc.gov, 704-336-2777

District 6
Contact Andy Dulin, adulin@charlottenc.gov, 704-968-8776

District 7
Contact Warren Cooksey, warren@warrencooksey.com, 980-230-5495

For more information see our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jackalopejacks

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Reid Reynolds MOUNT HOLLY, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is absolutely absurd!

    • Drew Burdick CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      This will cripple a lot of already struggling small businesses in Charlotte, and effectively eliminate a lot of jobs. In this economy, we can't afford to allow this to happen.

    • Joe Ausman MONROE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I love to go see live music at small local venues in Charlotte. I support locally owned businesses.

    • Howard Federal CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Lets build Charlotte businesses by shutting them down. Next Patsy will not allow music on the radio because it bothers her car.

      • over 2 years ago

      Any Establishment that was existing & providing entertainment prior to this ridiculous proposal should be grandfathered in. How is this entertainment hurting the quality of life of the homeowners. In addition if they are offended or disturbed by the activities that happen in a bar why would they move there?


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