The property is generally located south of Stacy Road and east of U.S. Highway 75 (and commonly known as 190 E. Stacy Road, B1000, Suite 1000) and the home of the restaurant/private club Bar Louie. The properties to the north, east, south, and west are zoned Planned Development No. 73 (PD-73) with a base zoning of Shopping Center (SC).
The applicant is requesting a new Specific Use Permit (SUP) to change the authorized legal entity operating Bar Louie. A private club requires a conditional SUP, which is typically tied to a specific business and/or legal entity. A change in the business name and/or legal entity triggers the requirement for a new SUP.
The property is zoned PD-73 with a base zoning of SC. The Planned Development requires an SUP for a Restaurant/Private Club use within the zoning district. In June 2018, City Council granted an SUP for a Restaurant/Private Club to BL Restaurants, Inc. d/b/a Bar Louie or a legal entity owned by BL Restaurants, Inc. In 2020, BLH Acquisition Co. LLC acquired Bar Louie prompting the requirement for a new SUP for a Restaurant/Private Club use.
Bar Louie will continue to tenant a 6,493± square foot suite in an existing building and operate as a restaurant, which allows for an alcohol to food sale ratio of 60/40. At the applicant's request, this SUP is for a Restaurant/Private Club use, which would allow the applicant to exceed the alcohol to food sale ratio of 60/40, to a maximum of 75/25. The applicant will continue to utilize the existing outdoor patio which is connected to the main dining room.
There are no proposed to changes the current hours of operation or to the exterior of the building.
The Specific Use Permit request has been reviewed by staff and meets the standards of the Allen Land Development Code.
On May 4, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of this request.
Public Hearing Sign - April 23, 2021
Public Hearing Letters - April 23, 2021
Newspaper Notice - May 6, 2021