Bellflower/Los Coyotes SW Corner To Get Chevron Station w/ Convenience Store & Alcohol Beverage Sales, Subject to Conditions; We Post Conditions Proposed by Councilman Carroll & OK'd by Council
(December 18, 2001) -- The SW corner of Bellflower Blvd. and Los Coyotes Diagonal, previously home to a gas station with a separate adjacent liquor store, will be the site of a new gas station with convenience store and alcoholic beverage sales, subject to conditions OK'd by 4th district Councilman Dennis Carroll and approved by the City Council on December 17.
LBReport.com posts the conditions verbatim, below.
The narrow issue before the Council was whether to protest a state grant of a new application for alcohol beverage sales on the site. Councilman Carroll asked the Council to conditionally protest the application, but that protest will be withdrawn if the conditions -- to which Carroll indicated the Chevron station owner had voluntarily agreed -- were included as part of the alcohol sale license.
Controversy previously ensued over initial plans for a "Jack in the Box" on the site, which became a neighborhood issue in the 2000 election contest that pitted then-incumbent Del Roosevelt against then-challenger Dennis Carroll.
At the December 17 Council meeting, Councilman Carroll indicated his office had worked with community members in developing the conditions for the gas station and convenience store at 2471 Bellflower Blvd. acceptable to neighbors. Councilman Carroll spelled out the conditions in a memo to the Council which we reproduce verbatim, below:
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Date: December 17, 2001
To: Mayor and City Councilmembers
From: Dennis W. Carroll, Councilmember 4th District
Subject: Application of Chevron Stations, Incorporated, dba Chevron, for an Alcoholic Beverage Control License at 2471 Bellflower Boulevard
Due to the close proximity of residences I am requesting the City Clerk to conditionally protest the application mentioned above. The owner of Chevron Stations has voluntarily agreed to the following conditions. Providing these conditions are included as part of the license I will withdraw the protest.