Residents of the 4700 block of Griscom Street want to keep the hard won ground on their block. That was the message heard by Sgt. O’Donnell and Officer Andrews at the PSA1 meeting held on March 20th. It’s not heaven over there but it is a lot better now than it was a few months ago.
Their concern stems from the proposed opening of a take out food establishment at 4731 Oxford Avenue (now closed Lee’s Shoe Repair Store). A zoning notice went up last week for a hearing to be held on April 17th. While most of us would welcome any new businesses along Oxford Avenue, past experience with take out food venues have always lead to crowds and late night mischief. Pete Specos, President of the Frankford Civic, will followup with an investigation of the details of the business and deal with it as the community wishes.
In other news, things are quiet in Northwood. The Cancer Treatment Center on Wyoming Avenue reports some issues with theft of pickup truck tail gates.
Shortly after the meeting a tip came in about the old Art Holiday. It is now called Eminence Hall and a poster was on display advertising an after hours club. The last time this place was open for business there was gunfire and people got hurt. Pete Specos is investigating this potential problem also.
The next PSA1 meeting will be held on April 16th at 7PM at Aria Hospital.