Assembly continues debate over fate of VFW club in May

rshinohara@adn.comApril 24, 2013 

The Anchorage Assembly ended its meeting late Tuesday night without a final resolution on what to do about a South Anchorage VFW club that's in trouble with neighboring residents.

The VFW Post No. 9881 club is in a strip mall on the old Seward Highway south of Huffman Road.

Neighbors behind the club say it's too noisy, the VFW has had problems disposing of trash, and they get people throwing up near their houses.

The Assembly heard from both neighbors and representatives of the VFW Tuesday.

Assembly members were considering whether to protest the club's license renewal to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which issues liquor licenses, or whether to OK the license renewal but require the VFW to agree to certain conditions, such as to stop playing karaoke and live music at 10 p.m. weeknights.

As the Assembly adjournment deadline neared, they had reached no decision. But any protests to the license renewal are due before the Assembly's next meeting.

So the Assembly voted 10-1 to enter a conditional protest with the ABC Board that could be cleared up later. The move will allow the Assembly time to complete its deliberations at its May 7 meeting. Dick Traini was the lone vote in opposition.

Reach Rosemary Shinohara at rshinohara@adn.com or 257-4340.

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