Proposed changes to the speed limits in the area as well as other street improvements in the neighborhood were discussed during a public meeting Monday night hosted by Councilwoman Suzie Price who represents the area.
As shops shutter along Second Street, retailers say they’re concerned about losing even more business to the looming 2nd & PCH project set to open later this year.
The facility, located at 5415 Ocean Blvd., replaces a wooden structure that had extensive damage, officials said.
The team made a half dozen stops along its 3-mile journey, and the drivers passed out free cases of beer to taverns along the route.
Police detained the man outside Quinn’s Pub and Grill, which is just off Second Street in Belmont Shore. Police said he’d reportedly been knocking on the bar’s doors.
Some of the area’s residents have attributed rising crimes to a growing homeless population in the area. The meeting focused on ways residents could better report crimes to authorities.
As the march made its way past closed businesses, joggers and people filtering into and out of coffee shops, several motorists drove by and shouted expletives at the group protesting the march.
Police say they have seen an increase in calls to report homeless people in the area, but overall crime is down this year in Belmont Shore’s reporting districts.
Over the past year, a string of longtime staples have shuttered between Quincy and Bayshore avenues as the popular shopping stretch gives way to new faces, and in some cases, empty storefronts.
The zoning administrator sought to expand the hours of the meters to 8 p.m., much to the chagrin of local businesses, particularly the owner of Belmont Brewing Co., David Hansen.