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EAST GREENWICH â€” Two local restaurants that have had recent issues with town officials found the Town Council less than amenable to their requests for entertainment licenses Monday night.
The council unanimously rejected requests by Bistro 9, 1646 Division Road, and DiMare Seafood Marketplace, 2706 South County Trail, for entertainment licenses.
Bistro 9's request for a license last year was rejected by the council after live musical performances out on their patio generated complaints from neighbors at Taylor Pointe Condominiums, Stone Ridge Estates and Signal Ridge Estates who said they could hear loud music at night. Music had been allowed under one-night permits for amplified music granted by the Police Department, a procedure Council President Michael Isaacs said had been designed for one-time use for parties, not for commercial entities.
For more on this story, check out the Dec. 1 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.