Sharing some information on behalf of my Deanwood neighbors. They have been fighting against Uncle Lee's Seafood petition for a Class A Liquor License since December 2010. Neighbors have met with both store and property owners and attended ABRA hearings, all to no avail. They are now planning a protest rally for April 2, 2011 at Uncle Lee's (intersection of Eastern, Division and Sheriff NE) to bring more attention to the larger Ward 7 community.
As you can see in the photo below, there are already two liquor stores on two corners on the Maryland side of the street.
Ms. V wouldn't be opposed if Uncle Lee's was going to upgrade their store to look more like Cornercopia at 1000 3rd St SE (Near Southeast). Doesn't Cornercopia look like an inviting neighborhood serving market?
Yet, instead we'll more than likely get something that looks like the liquor store across the street in Maryland.
Which attracts ignorance as displayed in this music video that was recorded at Uncle Lee's with permission of the owner.
We do not need another liquor store in our community! We have too many already. Ms V urges you all come out and support our Deanwood Neighbors...what happens to one part of our Ward, affects us all.