Will Margate Commissioners face legal action for shutting down a public street for the entire summer? Why special treatment for a private business?
Did Mayor Becker, along with Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg, forget about Margate residents? Taxpayers? Homeowners?
Lou Friedman, owner of Bocca restaurant, supports expanding his business onto adjacent Essex Ave.
During the Commission meeting of June 3, Friedman said Margate should close this part of Essex Ave for good. The Bocca owner says it’s too dangerous at the intersection of Essex and Ventnor Ave.
Chaos. People almost getting killed, says Friedman. Out of control.
If you ask me, that street should be permanently shut down.Lou Friedman, owner BOCCA.
The Bocca Essex takeover vote was a consent agenda item at the June 3 meeting. Something that’s supposed to be non-controversial.
A motion approving the Consent Agenda is moved, seconded & voted upon as one item by the Board of Commissioners.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Essex Ave takeover by a private business is definitely controversial. The 3 Amigos strike again.
Margate Business Association’s Ed Berger supports the Essex Ave take-over by Bocca.
Berger wants Margate homeowners to assist in helping Bocca rebound financially, and says taxpayers must help business recoup their losses of past 14 months.
Berger’s MBA Business organization is a Margate taxpayer funded operation receiving approx $95,000 per year.
Margate OK with Essex Ave Takeover by Bocca.
- Erect large tent across entire street
- Serve food & drink
- Provide music and entertainment
PUBLIC COMMENT: Safety issues. Alcohol in public streets. Near kids. Unsafe. Beyond absurd.
2 days notice. Railroad this thing thru. Kept on the down low. Block party all summer long.
North Essex Ave in Margate getting closed again? BOCCA Restaurant wants to, once again, expand outdoors for Summer 2021.
Public right of way; North Essex Ave, at corner of Ventnor Ave in Margate.
Neighbors are livid. They hate the idea. Other Margate businesses now demanding same, sweet deal as Bocca.
Margate’s Mayor Becker, along with Commissioners Maury Blumberg & John Amodeo, not very concerned with public opinion in this matter, say residents and neighbors.
Nothing worse than local business and commissioners hiding behind expired pandemic rules.
Margate Commissioners could face legal action?
Mike Richmond: I didn’t choose to live near a commercial district. Street blocked off for a couple months. No big deal. Anything we can do to help Bocca.