The city is giving new meaning to saluting “business friendly.” The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night will take up a “Petition of Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) – Seeking to establish a comprehensive approach to all establishments serving or selling liquor within the City limits excluding full service restaurants under Sec. 12-10 of the City of Bridgeport Zoning Regulations.” See agenda here.
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:
Zoning Attorney Chuck Willinger made a bold claim.
“Of the entire United States, Bridgeport has the most restrictive liquor regulations,” he said in an interview Friday.
Well, at least the strictest in Connecticut. That is according to an analysis by Lynn Haig, Bridgeport’s director of planning. So on Monday Haig will ask the zoning commission to adopt rule changes that could allow more package stores to open.
Willinger inspired the effort. He has been fighting for nearly two years to find some way around a court ruling that tossed out a politically connected client’s zoning approvals for a new liquor store at 1044 Brooklawn Avenue in the North End.
Full story here.