Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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HARC to consider eatery

The Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC) is set to consider a proposed new restaurant built around a food trailer at 629 Duval St. that a city planner has called "inconsistent" with the historic district.

HARC postponed the item in November after a lengthy discussion. The item is on the agenda for today's 5:30 p.m. meeting at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.

Developers of the proposed restaurant have asked for a postponement.

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Softball tourney Feb. 15-16

The 5th annual Marques Butler Memorial Softball Tournament will take place 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Clayton Sterling Complex and the Dewitt Roberts Field in Key West.

City commissioners approved the Rotary Club's application for the fundraiser last week.

The event provides scholarships to Key West student-athletes each year in honor of Butler, 23, who was stabbed to death during the 2009 Fantasy Fest. Nicholas Ferro awaits sentencing Feb. 7 after his conviction last fall.

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Dinner theater can sell alcohol

The man behind plans to open a dinner theater at 512 Eaton St. has received the planning board's approval to sell alcohol, but only as an "accessory" to food.

The board on Thursday granted the request from Tapley O. Johnson III, who needed special permission to offer alcoholic beverages during shows.

Key West law prohibits alcohol sales within 300 feet of a church, school, cemetery or funeral home within the historic district unless special pemission is granted.

Food and non-alcoholic drink sales must remain at least 51 percent of revenues and alcohol may only be consumed on the premises, the planning board said.