By Natalie Anderson
SALISBURY – City Council members today will consider issuing a special use permit to operate a private tavern at 118 West Innes Street.
The virtual meeting will begin at 3 p.m. and will be webcast live on salisburync.gov/webcast and on the city’s Twitter account and Facebook page. Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should register by 2 p.m. today by contacting City Clerk Kelly Baker at [email protected] or 704-638-5233.
Larry Roth, owner of the Shuckin ‘Shack Oyster Bar at 118 N. Main St., is applying for a special use permit to operate a bar / tavern on the first floor of the building at 118 W. Innes St., which is approximately 2,138 square feet. The bar would be called “STL Club” and is described as “a classic social games club”.
STL Club would offer classic games such as bowling, table football, trivia, darts, chess, pinball and classic board games. In a note on the proposal, city staff listed Queen Park Social and Slingshot Social Game Club in Charlotte and The Basement in Concord as similar establishments.
In a note from Roth to board members, he said the hours of operation would be Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.
“I have been asked many times what else is there to do in the area that is suitable for the age,” Roth said in the memo. “I realized that there was no other form of entertainment available in Salisbury town center for the age group (35-65) that was within walking distance of local restaurants. After dinner at the restaurant, adults can get together, play games and enjoy the company of others.
Roth also said he restored and replaced the windows and awning and repainted the facade. The interior has been restored to its original 1890 pewter ceiling and the plaster removed to expose the original brickwork. Reclaimed wood was also installed on the accent walls in addition to the new wood flooring throughout.
Roth said in the note that an annual membership fee of $ 125 will allow members to enter and enjoy club activities.
Also at the meeting, City Council members will review revisions to the Downtown Revitalization Incentive Grant program, which was established in 2014 to promote economic growth and historic revitalization in the Central Municipal District. -city. The city credits its involvement in 12 major downtown projects, including the renovation and expansion of Salty Caper Pizza on Lee Street, the update to the heating and air conditioning at the Meroney Theater and the move of Barnhardt Jewelers from Spencer .
The grant program consists of three competitive matching sub-grant programs targeting different project activities. Some proposed revisions include combining the Residential Production Sub-subsidy with the Residential Utilities Sub-subsidy and increasing the maximum subsidy from $ 7,500 to $ 10,000 per residential unit, up to $ 100,000. The Building Rehabilitation Grant promotes the stabilization and preservation of older historic buildings, with a maximum grant of $ 50,000 or 25% of eligible project costs. The Residential Production Grant promotes the development of new residential units and would have a maximum grant of $ 100,000 or $ 10,000 per residential unit. The Fire Suppression Grant encourages the expansion of fire lines in lanes to service multiple buildings and can be used to offset the costs of building a sprinkler system. Fire grants have a maximum grant of $ 25,000 and can cover up to 50% of expansion costs.
Other changes include the use of a scoring rubric to make grant selections, the formation of a grant review committee, and the establishment of an annual grant cycle.
In the other items of the agenda:
• City Council members will provide a donation of $ 112,000 to the Salisbury Fire Department.
• Council members will hold a public hearing on a petition to close the 100 block of West 16th Street, which is a 60 foot unimproved right-of-way.
• Mayor Karen Alexander will proclaim November Indian and Native American Heritage Month.