A Denny’s diner in Pacific Beach wants to add alcoholic beverages to its menu but one group is actively opposing the liquor license at the family restaurant
The drink debate involves a Denny’s restaurant located in the 800-block of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard, a high-traffic part of PB lined with bars.( Wed Jan 08 07:20:13 PST 2014 $__output )
The Denny’s has traditionally been an oasis among a sea of liquor establishments but if it were up to the management that would change. The diner is seeking a license to serve beer and wine to patrons.
While the eatery is a 24-hour business, proponents of the plan say adult beverage sales would stop by 10 p.m. each night.( Wed Jan 08 07:33:43 PST 2014 $__output )
However, not everyone is sold on the plan.
The North City Prevention coalition opposes the idea, arguing that Pacific Beach has 22 times more alcohol-related arrests than any other neighborhood in the community and adding another bar to the mix won’t help.
An administrative law judge will conduct a public hearing on the issue Wednesday morning at the Merrill Lynch building in downtown San Diego. The coalition expects a dozen of more protesters to attend the hearing to fight against the request.
The liquor license for the PB Denny’s has already been denied once.