The Clay Street Market at 501 N 30th Street applied for an Wine & Beer Off Premises ABC license on 9/22/2011.
… because people can’t walk three more blocks to stagger in front of Blue Wheeler.
I thought they already had one?
#2 P. Mayo, I thought they did, too. Maybe we have that perception because there are already all sorts of shady looking characters hanging out around that store? Just a guess…
Nah I’m certain on this one. They were only allowed to sell from 3 to 9 or so, same as Mari’s Mini Mart.
#4, I’ll take your word for it as I don’t feel like actually going in the place. Matter of fact, I try not even to drive by it. Where’s Mari’s Mini Mart?
Oakwood and Q
i frequent this market often and despite the blue wheeler i have never felt uncomfortable going in here. they are friendly and efficient. i dont know the terms exactly but i do know that periodically every business must re apply for their license it is how our lovely state operates. despite many of these little markets that dot our neighborhood they seem to respect the fact that they operate next to a school and there by do not sell alcohol during school hours i believe that that is their choice not a requirement by law and for that i commend them. they run a legitamate business and they just want to be afforded the same as every other american business. and i hope that they can continue to do so.
I love hearing or reading from supportive neighbors like #7. The people at Clay Street Market have always been polite and more than a little helpful to me. I see people out on the corner from time to time, but never considered them to be shady; just friendly neighbors socializing. I grew up in Bon Air and would occasionally see what might be considered shifty characters hanging around the old High’s Ice Cream store in the early 70’s. A matter of perspective, I suppose.
By the way, I like that I can grab a six pack of beer with my milk, bread and cat food from time to time too so they definitely have my support!
I strongly aree with 7 &8. These are wonderful people just trying to make an hones living to support their families; just like everybody else. some of us are just so judgemental of others and some blinded by people race. I have and will continue to support them 150%. Stop throwing rocks @ others, you may be living in a glass house yourself. DON’T HIT YOUR OWN WINDOW NOW. Tehy are always contributing to the community. ARE YOU
I’ve frequented this place for a while now and you can tell how community-oriented it is with all the baby and family photos posted above the register. It’s also nice to hear Shawn say hey, even if I’m just passing by. They truly deserve to get this renewed.
Work to insist that, if the license is granted, it has conditions limiting sale of 40s, split cases, or any single serving of alcohol. I’d also recommend a condition prohibiting the sale of blunts, wrappers, or smoking materials other than cigarettes.
Holding a license to sell alcohol is a privilege and not a right. It is a privilege that is extended by the state to a retailer WITH the input of the local community.
I don’t frequent Clay Street Market very often, but when I do…the owners/employees make it a pleasant experience. They *always* ask me if there is anything in particular I would like for them to stock.
i wish we could downvote comments
To #13 (reddit),
simply put, why? Just curious.
DO NOT SUPPORT THIS LICENSE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR LOCAL CHILDREN AND WANT TO REDUCE (OR REMOVE) A DRUG DEALING CORNER NEAR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THOSE SHADY CHARACTERS ARE JUST THAT…DRINK ON PUBLIC SPACE, GET EXTREMELY LOUD (WE HEAR THEM 1.5 BLOCKS AWAY) AND HELP MOVE DRUGS. DON’T LET THE OPERATOR (SHAWN?) DECEIVE YOU. ALL HIS RICHMOND STORES ARE TRASHY AND TEND TO HOST DRUG DEALERS IN/OUT. WE ARE CURIOUS WHAT A ‘CALLS FOR SERVICE’ REPORT WOULD REVEAL FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS FOR A 1 BLOCK RADIUS. BE SAFE!
I am a frequent customer of the Clay Street Market. Always getting a smile hello how is your mom. They respect the fact that they are near a school so that do not sell alcohol during school hours. The have doing business for in neighborhood for year let them continue to do so
Teresa #16, I don’t think anyone is trying to put them out of business, just we do not all support them having an off-premises alcohol license.
Me, frankly, I won’t go near that store, I lived a few blocks from it for a year and a half and even driving by it was not a pleasant sight for me. That’s just my opinion, and since I’ve never set foot inside it, I can’t speak to what the owners are like once a person if inside. The exterior of the store (covered with ads as if to hide something) combined with the characters outside gave me the impression that I did not want to enter. And before anyone attacks me for that, please know that I frequented both Quick Check (formerly at 27th and Broad, where Buzzy’s coffee is now) and Chimborazo Market (formerly at 29th and Broad) for many years in the past.
I’m with them they nice people I go there get my beer & my dog food they & they cook food too the small guy is good cook n clean they very nice people & they friendly. they always clean outside n they clean the school side too m I seen them doing that. no people standing outside the people there are so friendly.we really need them in our neighborhood.
I’m with you Jeff.they very cool people and I always get my beer from them too
Thats mean that I’m with you too Jeff
I been in church hill for 13 years n we never had no problem with them or there store they great people so we all going be with them nd no people outside like you talking about all of the people are so friendly like Jeff said yes we need them in our neighborhood
I got 5 house’s near this store. They good guys. Yes I support this license.
clay st market is run by fair and nice people. as for the activity on the outside that’s another issue. it’s not done on the store front so i don’t think one can blame the owner.
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