Just another pretentious hipster joint that will be closed in a year or so once the novelty wears off.
I always laugh when people mention rights. The only "rights" you can say is the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nowhere in there do you have the right operate a business, then we would have the right to pursue commerce.
The point is, you give some one the excuse to shut you down, and give them the ability to shut you down, do not be surprised if you get shut down.
There are consequences to behavior and actions. The law of physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Just to play Devil's Advocate, the occupancy license is only $50 and a bookstore license is also only $50 dollars. The city license is $190 (this is a one time business license). Inspections for safety, fire, and health are a different department, and could be subject to another fee.
I've been to the ARC for art shows and it is a great space. I do not remember seeing any fire safety items, such as fire extinguishers or sprinklers.
I would much rather see a business get shut down temporarily to resolve safety issues, than to see another tragic fire, especially one that took 8 lives plus two dogs.
It's the Doerr's family that owns the building, put pressure on them to get the building up to code and then fill it with business and artists.
Is this in retaliation for the Eris debacle? probably, but if you give someone the ammunition to shut you down then it's all on you. If you are properly permitted they cannot mess with you, end of story.
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