David McNair

No music for Moto Saloon

In Food & Wine, Government, Music on October 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

The Hook–Across the street from one of the more quiet businesses in town, tombstone retailer W. A. Hartman Memorials on East Market Street, a neighborhood kerfuffle over music came to an end recently when Charlottesville City Council laid to rest the Black Market Moto Saloon‘s bid for a music hall permit.

The decision followed a 5-1 nod for a special use permit by the Charlottesville Planning Commission, based on a city staff report that determined a music hall would have no substantially adverse effects on the neighborhood. As one long-time Commission member told the Hook, such near-unanimous recommendations are “rarely” rejected.

So what happened? READ MORE

Photo of Black Market Moto Saloon owner Matteus Frankovich by Courtney Stuart

  1. “No music in Moto” means something quite different than no music hall in Moto.

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