Margate Commissioner John Amodeo not really worried about Bocca Restaurant taking over Essex Ave….again.
Amodeo can take the heat from Margate neighbors. Many of them, non-voting homeowners.
Blocking access to the public street where many live. Major safety concerns. Quality of neighborhood life negatively affected for the good of a retail business.
Why is a private, for-profit, entity allowed to expand onto a residential street? Tents. Music. Food. Drink.
Amodeo, along with Mayor Becker and Commissioner Blumberg believe the Essex Ave street blockage is good for the community. Really. Essex Ave residents disagree.
Some are threatening lawsuits. Some think they can force Margate City Hall to roll-back the questionable ‘consent agenda’ vote.
Essex Ave residents have considerable worries about emergency vehicle access.
DIRTY MOVE? Some believe Margate City Hall hid the ESSEX TAKEOVER vote within the so-called ‘consent agenda’.
Mayor Becker & crew picking winners and losers?
Margate Planning Board member Mike Richmond supports the street closure for a private business.
Mike doesn’t live near Essex Ave. He believes home owners & buyers should have avoided this block if they don’t wanna be near a business district. Mike said as much at a recent Margate Commissioners meeting.
Listen to Lou Freedman of BOCCA, Ed Berger of Business Chamber:
Mike Richmond says: it’s only a ‘few months’. Geez. Let the business make some money.
Richmond, a local home builder, was quickly rebuked. Many on Essex Ave look forward to a ‘few months’ of enjoying their Margate home during the summer.
A full ESSEX block of Margate residents get hosed for the good of a private business?
Ed Berger from the Margate Business Chamber agrees with Lauryn Freedman of Bocca: Locals are always welcome to ‘chill’ with them. But what about all those non-voting taxpayers?
COMMENT: Who ever thought a private business would expand onto YOUR street where you live?
Margate home values on Essex Ave.
Imagine trying to sell your Essex Ave home while a street party is going on every day and night… for 3 straight months of summer.