Nic Nak Liquors fight returns
on February 24, 2010
The debate over whether to allow Nic Nak Liquors to re-open at 6400 Shattuck Ave reopens March 16, when the City Council takes up the question. Last October, Oakland North reported on the background behind this contentious issue.
The Alameda County Budget Workgroup is holding a public workshop Thurs, Feb. 25 to “discuss the economy, the federal and state budgets and their possible impacts on Alameda County.” The workshop is at 9 a.m. at the Elihu Harris State Building Auditorium, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland.
Oakland’s parking enforcement officers will soon be required to photograph cars before issuing tickets to ensure the violations are legitimate, the East Bay Express reports today. No word yet on whether Oakland will release photos of angry drivers as they return to their cars just seconds too late.
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I went in the shop once, and the over-the-top security measures prevented me from buying anything (I was really just checking it out, anyway). However, the yuppie menace represented by the misnamed wefightblight makes me want to attend the meeting and show my support for Nic Nak.
If the people behind wefightblight were honest in their arguments, this issue would be much less nasty. Read some of their descriptions of “liquor stores”. Berkeley Bowl is a liquor store according to them. Andronicos. They are disingenuous, bordering on liars. If they were fighting any sort of good fight, they would go after the liquor stores that encourage blight.
The issue of the Nik Nak has nothing to do with the business owners, but does have to do with ‘encouraging’ the Oakland managers to obey their laws.
There are far too many places to purchase alcohol in our neighborhood. Berkeley Bowl, etc. do have liquor licenses, which is the issue, not whether ‘we’ as neighbors consider them to be liquor stores.