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Port Chester Planning Commission Hears Plans for Two Night Spots

Hearings continue for The Capitol Theatre, former night club.

The Port Chester Planning Commission is set to continue hearings on Monday night for two local night spots.

The village planners are set to meet at 7 p.m. at the Village Court, 350 N. Main St., Port Chester.

One of the continued hearings on tonight's agenda is for 7 Willow St., a former night club. Barton Properties New York, represented by John Colangelo, is seeking to re-open the site as a night club.

The planners are also set to continue a hearing on a request by Peter Shapiro of Capitol Enterprises for updates to The Capitol Theatre on Westchester Avenue. The updates would include creating a new bar set up and boost the occupancy from 1,835 to 2,205.

A new hearing set to tonight calls for a review of a proposal by the Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave., to create a new handicap accessible entrance with a canopy and fence at the rear of the facility. The proposal also calls for replacing playground equipment.

Click here for the entire Planning Commission agenda.

Racman63 February 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM
7 Willow Street! What fantastic memories I have of that place. I saw some great music there over the years. One show I'll never forget was the double bill of Milo Z and Maceo Parker. We didn't know how good we had it back then, musically speaking.
Silvio V. Buccieri February 25, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Hey'' do you remember all the good weddings that took place there and dances. it fun time at the Italian american HALL. I know my dad was a memeber of 7 willow street for many of years, and plenty of found memories, and Port Chester was the place to be..and today????
Juan Allase February 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Port Chester is a city recognized by various private and public institutions as a city of good restaurants. Port Chester has great restaurants and diversity in food is also known as “the restaurant capital of Westchester” with dozens of great restaurants from around the world… said in page Port chester village. But in these last years has increased delinquency, theft, assault at any time through the streets of the city, creating the community a climate of insecurity. In 2002 to 2011 has increased the numbers of crimes, according to the report of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice services. Also has increased the number of arrests of youth according to the same judicial institution. Port Chester is a city recognized as the city of good food and good restaurants. Port Chester not need too many night clubs and bars where can create disturbances and problems of delinquency and prostitution. Please menber of Port Chester Planning Commission evaluate the consequences well authorize night club or bar .. before, in September, I make a petition about this/.. I hope you take into account before authorizing more nigh club or bar in Port Chester.
Juan Allase February 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM
This is the link: <a href="http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/establish-a-youth-curfew-under-18-in-pch-11-pm-6-am-cl.html" title="Petition - Establish a youth curfew, Control time in bars, clubs and Place surveillance cameras in Port Chester">Establish a youth curfew, Control time in bars, clubs and Place surveillance cameras in Port Chester Petition</a>
Interested Reader February 25, 2013 at 10:25 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, in most recent years, this place was a tremendous burden on Law Enforcement. What is in this plan to avoid the same problems?
Aidan February 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM
No thanks to the Willow Street site. It's an invitation for problems.
Bea Conetta February 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I'm sure that the residents of Willow Street would rather not have a night club there again. It certainly would be detrimental to them. As another person said, we don't need anymore night spots in our village. We have enough!!! Let's never forget the scourge of PC, the Diamond Club, which was only supposed to have a piana bar. It became a topless bar and a house of prostitution. I believe, if my memory serves me right, the commission was warned by a PC resident that the rules were too lax, but he wasn't listened to. It took almost nine years to get rid of that scourge.
unknownauthor April 20, 2013 at 03:40 AM
As a life-long resident who lived in Port Chester over 40 years, we should worry more about other issues facing our community than a new music venue opening up. If you dont like strip club then just go . Freedom of expression is part of the United States Constitution ! Worry about Ilegal Immigrants or Home Owners chopping their houses into4 apartments having over 10 people living in them. Major fire hazard. Port Chester needs its music back and thankfully The Capitol Theater is back!

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