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The Blind Butcher Faces Opposition

blind butcherBy Scott Shtofman

Yesterday, the City Plan Commission voted on a Special Use Permit  application for The Blind Butcher.  The restaurant is an upcoming Lower Greenville concept from Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, of Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House fame.  The permit in question would allow the restaurant to stay open until 2AM, as opposed to being forced to close at midnight.

Given the Texas weather, patios have gained popularity, and become an integral profit center for many local restaurants and bars.  The current design for The Blind Butcher shows an interior seating space around 800 square feet, a front patio around 330 square feet, and a rear patio around 2,050 square feet.  This rear patio is where the main discussion was focused during the meeting.    Continue reading

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