West 6th Street is in danger. Of what we’ve not been able to confirm (and, yes, this is a real promotion).
This could be a response by W. 6th Street bar proprietors to area push back against “bar creep” and early morning noise proliferating into more residential parts of downtown Austin, outside of established entertainment districts.
The Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance (TBNA) has been active in recent months to reel in problematic bars operating and turning up the volume without an outdoor music venue permit.
A subset of TBNA representing only W 6th Street proprietors has engaged Drenner Golden to find alternatives to the conditional use permit language recommended by the Downtown Austin Plan for new bars in the CBD.
If you want to Save West 6th Street, you better get to drinking and voting June 8-12.
Since the event is postured around Randi Shade, we inquired with the Shade campaign and received the following statement…
“Randi listens to all sides, and works hard to bring people together to arrive at common sense solutions. Just as DANA supports Randi for her balanced approach and reasonableness, so do many other people and groups in Austin, because Randi is always willing to listen and try to find solutions that work well for everyone. Randi has strong urbanist principles, supports appropriate density, and is committed to smart and sustainable growth. Randi will keep working hard to make sure that downtown remains vibrant, and that all sides — owners, renters, business owners, and visitors — can be good neighbors to each other.”