Pacific Beach Denny’s Quest for Liquor License Sparks Debate

The diner on Garnet Avenue wants to serve beer and wine until 10 p.m. but one group opposes the plan

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    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.

    PB Denny's Fight for Liquor License Causes Controversy

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    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. NBC 7’s Dave Summers reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014)

    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.

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    A public hearing will be held to discuss the possibility of granting a liquor license to a Denny's diner in Pacific Beach. While the eatery wants to serve alcoholic beverages to patrons, some locals disagree with the plan. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014)

    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.
     

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