Campbell has been getting a lot of attention for the denial of a proposed restaurant/nightclub at 400 E. Campbell Ave. and the subsequent appeal filed.
A video segment aired and an article in a local alt-weekly both ran yesterday. The owner of the former Gaslighter Theater, Melodann, Inc. held a community meeting to and on Jan. 3,2012 Campbell City Council will make a decision.
The initial proposal was by the Campbell Planning Commission in October because it did not abide by the , which was .
over the serving of alcohol past midnight and the effect on police response time with the addition of another drinking establishment in the downtown
According to the city council memo on the , in 2010 there were 5,814 calls between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. made to Campbell Police for service. More than 9 percent of these were in the downtown.
Only 19 percent of those arrested in the downtown are Campbell residents.
Currently, there are six establishments that have approval to serve alcohol until 2:00 a.m. and one that may serve alcohol until 1:00 a.m. Total, there's about 529 people on any given night in the downtown at these establishments:
- : Total occupancy: 140
- : Total occupancy: 129
- : Total occupancy: 125
- : Total occupancy: 95
- : Total occupancy: 40
and also are allowed to stay open until 2:00 a.m. but choose to close at 11:00 p.m.
If this proposal is approved, the new restaurant/nightclub will also serve alcohol until 2:00 a.m. and there will be an additional 250 (half of what was originally proposed) people on any given night in the downtown, bringing the total number of people in the downtown to 779.