At the BACA meeting residents did raise the question of a liquor license. Yes, he's got to get the zoning issue taken care of first, but there is a potential problem across the street from the desired outdoor restaurant (no seating inside), and it is called a mosque. Hirsch said he's be open to not serving beer or wine during Friday prayers, but he's working on connecting with the imam, though he already spoke with someone from the mosque. Miles Hollerman, who is a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and on the BACA board, opposed the idea of alcohol as I expected. For those of you not familiar Baptists are the non-drinking Christians.
Mr. Hirsch had a artist's drawing of what he's proposing, and it looks promising. A visual screen between patrons and mosque might help. The other thing, before I forget, it would be a seasonal restaurant, because it is outdoors.