Support license R-6143 transfer to the Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad St
  • Petitioned Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Support license R-6143 transfer to the Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad St

    1. David Goldfarb
    2. Petition by

      David Goldfarb

      Philadelphia, PA

**** PLEASE SEND YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS (OR BLOCK NUMBER AND STREET) TO bootsaddlepetition@gmail.com AFTER YOU SIGN THE PETITION ***

 

Recent media reports have erroneously suggested that there is little neighborhood support for a bar and music venue at the old Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad Street. We, the undersigned, feel that a bar/venue at this location would be an excellent fit for the neighborhood, helping to reestablish this stretch of South Broad Street as a cultural and commercial corridor.

The following factors lead us to believe that the liquor transfer to 1131 S Broad Street is appropriate and recommendable:

1) LOCATION: 1131 S Broad sits on one of Philadelphia's biggest commercial corridors, immediately next to a subway station and on a block primarily devoted to commercial properties. Additionally, the property is already appropriately zoned C-2 and has historically served as a bar and music venue.

2) ENVIRONMENT: South Broad Street is one of the city's busiest stretches, with substantial automotive traffic, a subway line, and numerous buses. Although we are respectful of some neighbors' concerns about noise--and urge BootPhilly LLC to make every effort to allay their concerns--this is already a bustling area. The prospect of a reasonable number of patrons would not pose a hardship.

3) EFFECT: We firmly believe that this venue will have positive ramifications for the immediate area's environment: providing the "eyes on the street" that have repeatedly been demonstrated to reduce crime and nuisance, sparking the type of commercial use that all neighbors would welcome, reducing blight, and rejuvenating a long-neglected area of South Philadelphia. One need not look further than Philadelphia to see how similar venues have positively affected their neighborhoods and promoted responsible development: Johnny Brendas' on East Girard Avenue or Mr. Hornik's Union Transfer on East Spring Garden.

Again, we urge BootPhilly LLC to make every accommodation possible to ensure that neighbors' concerns about noise and safety are mitigated. But because the location is well-suited for and historically tied to a bar/venue, because the area will not be unduly burdened, and because we believe this project will have a positive transformative effect on the area, we offer this petition of support for the liquor transfer of license R-6143 to 1131 S Broad Street.

**** PLEASE SEND YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS (OR BLOCK NUMBER AND STREET) TO bootsaddlepetition@gmail.com AFTER YOU SIGN THE PETITION *** < 

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Poor Photographs

      David Goldfarb
      Petition Organizer

      Hey all,

      Some pictures; his goal is to keep almost all of the original details, including the pressed tin, murals, sign, etc. Very exciting.

      Thanks for all your support,
      David

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Jessica Griffin PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think a music venue would be a wonderful addition to a neighborhood that has had many new stores and restaurants recently open, but no new places to hear live local music.

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    • Joel Hommes PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      What's not to like amount reviving a forlorn space and giving the neighborhood live entertainment? It's needed!

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    • Sandrine Forgeron PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Revitalizing a block with many empty storefronts is always a good thing. The surrounding neighborhoods have improved tremendously over the last few years starting with pubs, then restaurants and finally commerce. I hope this will happen on that section of Broad Street as well.

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    • Douglas Livolsi PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I total support the cause! The Boot and Saddle is a great space and it is a shame that it has taken this long for the venue to be rejuvenated. As a neighbor I completely support allowing a liquor license to be granted and this venue to open once again!

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    • Ben Rosenbach PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Loosing the Broad Street Diner from Stephen Starr was a big setback for the redevelopment of South Philly, and I don't want to see that happen again. I don't want to let outliers stunt our community's rejuvenation!

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