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