I have heard that GBA will support ANY business in the GBA area, no matter what. Could this be true? No! GBA will not support negative or questionable business ventures (such as the recently proposed Chuck E. Cheese ?type' establishment with a liquor license), or any business that is determined by GBA to be a negative influence on the York Road corridor. GBA worked to block pawn shops that wished to locate in the Govans area. Also, GBA will not support illegal activities by any business member, and will be proactive in efforts to stop illegal activities or remove businesses conducting illegal activities. Back to Top
Does GBA support new liquor licenses in our area? GBA will consider requests for new or transferred liquor licenses on a case-by-case basis and make determinations as to what is expected to a positive asset to the community. In 2000, GBA officially supported legislation to enable the Liquor License Commissioner to restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 6:00AM and 9:00AM. Another example in 2000, GBA sent a letter to the Liquor Board stating GBA opposition to the transfer of liquor license to the Govans Laundromat.
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Since YRP has reorganized to become an umbrella neighborhood group, how do the neighborhoods and businesses communicate? GBA strives to work (together with YRP) to maintain equal and open communication from city officials, businesses, community associations, schools, religious organizations and non-profits, regarding new development within the GBA district. GBA notifies YRP on a regular basis regarding GBA activities, in a relationship building effort to increase communication. GBA sends information to as many communities as possible and encourages those communities to pass along the information, utiltize their listserves, meeting announcements, etc. The GBA Gazettes are posted on the YRP website. Please sign up to receive GBA notices to the community. Back to Top