The Arts at the Armory is seeking decreased regulation on the facility in order to "remain financially sustainable" according to a recently published online petition.
The following requests are being put forth by the Armory to be taken up at a September 5th, 6pm ZBA meeting at City Hall:
2) Expanded hours that will allow us to open earlier and stay open two hours later (allowing us to better work with nationally touring music and theater groups);
3) Outdoor Café seating, which will enhance the on-street vibrancy in our neighborhood;
4) Cooking in our Café, which will allow us to better-cater to our customers, specifically in the cold winter months; and
5) The ability to apply for a liquor license, currently not negotiable within the buildings’ conditions.
The Armory goes on to write, "We believe strongly in the programming that we provide and believe that with the above-mentioned actions, we can live up to our full potential and fulfill our mission to an even greater extent. With your support, we will be able to continue and expand upon our daily cultural, educational, and healthy-living events and thrive as a centerpiece to the local economy. We hope you will sign our petition and also attend the hearing once it is announced in mid-August."
If you support the Armory's requests, you can sign the online petition, as well as, attend the meeting set for Wednesday September 5th at 6pm in City Hall.
You can also read about the request over at Davis Square Live Journal.