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Planning Commission Tables Pool Hall Permit

The commission decided to not vote on the proposed pool hall in the Headlands so it can get together a security plan

The Planning Commission decided to not vote on a permit for in the old AMVETS building at 4679 Corduroy Road during its meeting Tuesday night.

Instead, the commission decided to defer the vote until its April 19 meeting so Charles Young, the owner of the proposed pool hall, can put together a security plan for his business.

Young wants to open a game room that would have a pair of pool tables, darts, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, pinball and corn hole, as well as a snack shop.

The business -- tentatively named Cy's Place -- would cater to teenagers during the day and adults at night, Young said.

Cy's Place does not have a liquor permit, nor is Young requesting one. When Planning Commission Member Thomas Huth asked if Young might come back for a liquor permit later, Young replied, "I'm not really planning on that. I wanted a place for people who don't drink to go to."

Planning Commission Member Katherine Cimperman first raised concerns about security. She asked -- specifically because Cy's Place will cater to minors at least part of the time -- if Young intended to hire a security guard.

Young replied that he had no security plans, as of yet.

Cimperman then suggested that the commission table the permit request and the board agreed with her unanimously.

Cimperman also said she liked Young's idea.

"I think what you're planning, from a personal standpoint, is admirable," she said.

The commission did vote for a different permit, allowing Cy's Place to have outdoor games of corn hole and horseshoes, as well as patio dining.

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