Liquor License Denied For Great Balls on Tires' Brick and Mortar

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Remember when Great Balls on Tires started pursuing the morally questionable move of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant with booze on the ground floor of the New Genesis Apartments, a low-income housing unit that shelters and treats former Skid Row residents now in recovery? L.A. Downtown News reports that the alcohol sales approval the restaurant was previously granted was successfully appealed this week, following vocal objections by homeless advocates. This effectively dashes the restaurant's cornerstone course to stay open late and serve alcohol and could be perceived as an unjust decision by the owners, given that an Italian restaurant neighboring New Genesis already serves booze. No exact word on whether the restaurant will still open as previously planned.

Alcohol Permit Denied for Main Street Eatery [LADTN]