Zoning denied for Cowgirls in Whitman Plaza

Zoning has been denied for Cowgirls, a family/entertainment restaurant slated to fill the vacant spot in Whitman Tavern in Whitman Plaza at 9701 Roosevelt Boulevard just north of Grant Avenue.

Bustleton residents and members of Committee for a Better Bustleton made a trip to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Aug. 12 to shut down to zoning request made by Cowgirls lawyers Carl Primavera and Ron Patterson and partner David Braverman.

At the time, the Greater Bustleton Civic League requested a stay in decision, as the group’s board had not agreed to a stance regarding the zoning. The Committee for a Better Bustleton argued the restaurant is not family-oriented, as one of the late-night features includes employees dancing on the bar – something representatives for Cowgirls said is a watered-down version of the Seattle-based franchise.

But it was decided late last week that Cowgirls will not be allowed to operate in the sought-after location. The Goldberg Group , which represents Cowgirls, still has a chance to appeal.

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