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Steins Beer Garden OK'd by City Council

Original post made on Jul 5, 2012

Elation filled the City Council chambers Tuesday evening when the council approved a German-themed restaurant and beer garden that had been blocked by a handful of neighbors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 11:51 AM

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Posted by Bill Hough
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Good for the Mountain View city council for thinking logically on this issue. I think it's stupid to pick on Stein's because of behavior problems from customers of another establishment.

I'm happy Stein's will become an option for visitors to Mountain View. I currently work in north San Jose and frequently use VTA's light rail to visit downtown Mountain View for dinner after work. One can have dinner at an establishment such as Steins and return home on light rail without worrying about getting popped for DUI. I would like support the Mountain View economy by visiting Steins after work but with your proposed hours they'd be shutting down the beer garden by the time I would be showing up after getting off work.

Forcing Stein's to close their beer garden at an arbitrary early hour would defeat its purpose. Especially in the long summer months, Californians like to take advantage of our wonderful climate to enjoy dinner and drinks outside. And Steins' location at 895 Villa Street is in downtown; they should not be governed by rules more appropriate for a quiet residential street.

The economy is still lousy, and Mountain View should be bending over backward to help anyone wanting to bring jobs and tax revenue to your city. Please reconsider your decision on Stein's hours.

Good for Mountain View for figuring this out.


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Posted by Jason
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Agree with Bill Hough. Well done, City Council! Neighbors who are complaining have to realize that they live downtown, and that restauarant building and large outdoor patio existed when they bought. I have no sympathy.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Well I think we can expect endless noise complaints.

Wonder if they'll complain about freight trains all night and cal train in the mornings.

If nothing else a ratty eyesore will (hopefully) be remodeled. That place looked abandoned even when it was open as Golden Wok.

Welcome to downtown Mountain View...On the left you'll see ratty old house surrounded by chain link fencing, dark old doorways with plants growing out of control, over here we have an lot full of totalled cars, also note the tacky laser and neon signs that glow OPEN 24 hours a day, 14 of which are when the store is closed

Please do not disturb the people dressed like street walkers, those are club patrons and solicitation is a crime.

Enjoy your stay


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Posted by @Sparty
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

You could move if you hate it so much. I am sure there is a line of people waiting to take over your place of residence.

Enjoy your new city


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

oh noes someone's sarcasm meter is broken. Or was never installed as optional equipment.

BTW when someone is aware of the history of Mt View's downtown, they might not be new to the city.

Just a tip


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Posted by joe
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Parking? more people in town? need for more parking... how is that going to work?


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Posted by CarterC
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"A person living in that building" would be affected, not effected, "by where they are living" and there's, not theres, "no way around it."


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Posted by sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

" 'A person living in that building" would be affected, not effected, "by where they are living" and there's, not theres, "no way around it. '"

Thank you for the stilted syntax professor. I enjoyed your unnecessary comma as well.


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Posted by Drury
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

So let me get this right – to be across the street you must have moved in the last 2 years and freely chosen to live one block from Castro St. and half a block from the infamous Monte Carlo night club, half a block from the (BEER) garden of the Tied House brewery and directly across from the outdoor patio still present from the former Golden Wok.

And now you are complaining about noise?

You already chose to be surrounded by some of the city's best (and worst) drinking establishment.

Surely this is exactly what you wanted?


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Posted by DontDrink
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 8, 2012 at 5:26 am

One must always use caution when deciding if they want to live near problematic alcohol dispensaries. Many of these places have a history of repeatedly violent and unruly situations. You can see them reported here frequently. Location Location Location


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Posted by haoleboy
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

So when, exactly, is the 'diligent' City council going to deal with the complaints(on-going) about the Monte Carlo? In a couple more years like they did with the Slimelite! Maybe after someone gets murdered after closing time.


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