CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes wading through increase beer and wine flow via 7 11 stores.
In the words of Councilman Ed Reyes, he needs to "give himself in" in regards to speculation that he "influence" LAPD brass at the Hollenbeck Division, to renege on their opposition to new beer and wine licenses for 7-11 stores within CD 1. More after the jump.Press Release:
Residents Upset about Alcohol Variance will voice concerns at Appeals Hearing
Los Angeles, CA June 8, 2011
Over 1000 petitioners have requested that the 7-Eleven Corporation be denied two Los Angeles Planning Commission Variancesthat would all it to sell alcoholic beverages near sensitive use areas such as schools and parks.
On Wednesday June 8th , 2011 at 4:30 PM at the Ramona Hall, 4580 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065 the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will hold a hearing to consider appeals to recent Zoning Administrator’s decision to allow the variance.
At a time when abuse of alcohol has been blamed for a tragic violent event at Dodger Stadium the LAPD has reversed its decision to be 100% against the variance. Originally the LAPD was opposed to variance due to the high crime potential that could result from additional alcohol availability.
One location under consideration is the 7-Eleven Store located at the corner of Eastlake and Broadway, a designated LAPD Gang Injunction area for the notorious Gangs of Eastlake, Lincoln Heights and Clover. At the time of its establishment 7-Eleven withdrew its application for a Beer and Wine License. Then less than 9 months later, it insisted that they needed to add the alcohol products in order to meet corporate goals. This despite the fact that the store continues to operate within 1000 feet of Lincoln High School, Gates Elementary School, Little Flower Pre-School and Convent, Kwan Ying Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, the Eastlake Youth Center a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and the East Los Angeles Park.
The other is the store that will replace a 17 year old Donut Shop owned by Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee is a Navy Veteran who recently was denied the courtesy of renewing his lease in order to be replaced by a 7-Eleven Franchisee. Mr. Lee has never sold any alcohol products. To date no one from 7-Eleven has had the respect to talk to him and notify him of their plans. As in the above stated store, 7-Eleven has withdrawn it request for a alcohol variance due to public pressure, but those in the know say that this is the same strategy that is being employed at the Eastlake and Broadway Store and eventually that the store will also seek alcohol license. The store is located across the street from one of the City of Los Angeles ’s largest city parks and adjacent to several other sensitive uses. Included in the sensitive uses are El Arca that assists special needs clients, The LAUSD East Los Angeles Skill Center, the CRI-Help Substance abuse center, Plaza de la Raza and the DMV.
For more information please contact:
Hugo Pacheco 323-528-7605
Jose Aguilar 323-359-6745
Labels: 7-11, Councilman Ed Reyes, lapd