Pub wants to offer outdoor live music in Lower Burrell
Lower Burrell Council wants to allow Mogie's Irish Pub to continue hosting outdoor live music on summer weekends.
The bar and restaurant located at the corner of Leechburg and Wildlife Lodge roads was warned by the state Liquor Control Board that the outdoor entertainment violates the business' liquor license, even though the city has permitted the music.
City Solicitor Steve Yakopec said in order for the outdoor entertainment to continue, council will need to pass a resolution requesting the LCB grant Mogie's an exception. Yakopec said the LCB will schedule a local public hearing on the request before making a decision.
He said the LCB can establish conditions, such as time or noise limits. The city would be tasked with enforcing any noise restrictions, Yakopec said.
Council indicated support, with Mayor Don Kinosz noting they want to promote city businesses.
Mogie's owner Dave Magill told council he's only received a few noise complaints over the years, and he's turned down the volume whenever he's been asked by police.
Although Mogie's is in a commercial area, Councilman Rich Callender said a few neighbors in his Oregon Drive neighborhood, about 1,500 feet away, have complained to him over the years about the noise.
Magill said his outdoor patio was approved by the city nearly a decade ago after his plans to develop the adjacent former gas station property were denied.
Magill said he only has music on 14 evenings per year, usually on summer Saturdays. He said the music always ends by about 1 a.m.
With more restaurants opening in the city and businesses providing similar entertainment in neighboring communities, Magill said the outdoor patio and music help him remain competitive.
Magill said he has plans to upgrade his business, including improvements to the parking lot and dining room.
Council is likely to approve the resolution on Monday.
Liz Hayes is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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