first_imgSUPPORT A “HOME OWNED AND HOME GROWN” RESTAURANT-BAR ON WEST FRANKLIN STREETIn our 15 years in the publishing business we have never experienced such opened support for a project shown by average everyday citizens.  What is so impressive about this movement is that the majority of these people could care less about the political happenings at the Civic Center.Over the last several months members of the Zoning Appeals Board and successful Restaurant-Bar owner and developer Kerry Chesser have been discussing the merits of a new West Franklin street Restaurant-Bar. Today Mr. Chesser and the Board shall meet at 4:00 P M on the 3rd floor of the Civic Center to discuss his petition to develop a Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin street.  At the last Zoning Appeals Board meeting the board was deadlocked with 3 for and 3 against vote.  One board member was absent.  We are expecting that all 7 board members will attend todays meeting.Yesterday we posted on our site what we consider a simple “Readers Poll’ question concerning Mr. Chesser’s desire to open a Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin street.  Our ‘READERS POLL” questions was as follows: Do you feel that the Zoning Board of Appeals should approve the request to allow a new upscale Restaurant-Bar to be located on West Franklin street?  We are stunned by the number of votes this poll generated.  As of 2;00 A M the results were as follows: 1214 people voted on our ‘Readers Poll” question.  1137 people voted YES.  49 voted No and 28 said they had no idea.  This is by far the largest amount of votes every generated on any City County Observer “Readers Poll”.   It’s important to point out that this poll isn’t scientific but it should be considered trendy.For many years all we heard from members of the Area Chamber of Commerce, elected , appointed City and County officials we need to have more “Home Owned and Home Grown” businesses in order that Evansville/Vanderburgh County can become an even more progressive community.  This is exactly what self made businessman Kerry Chesser is trying to do on West Franklin street.  This why we are surprise that all of sudden the Zoning Appeals Board is considering rejecting Mr. Chesser’s petition to establish an upscale Restaurant-Bar in the West Franklin Street area.Today at 4:00 P M the Zoning Appeals Board shall meet and discuss the final fate of a much needed project for the West Franklin Street area.  We urge you to attend this meeting and stand up and express your desire for the Zoning Appeals Board to approve a Restaurant-Bar located on West Franklin street owned and developed by businessman Kerry Chesser!FOOTNOTE:  Please take time and go to our “READERS POLL” and cast your vote on this issue.  .FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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