Title

"City" piece pointing out the Portland's ordinance limiting to three the number

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-9-2001

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece pointing out the Portland's ordinance limiting to three the number of bars that one person can own in the Old Port is seems to be flawed. A case in point is Thomas Manning, who is the sole owner of Digger's on Fore Street and the Iguana on Wharf Street. Manning also owns 95 percent of the shares in the Mercury on Free Street. In addition, he owns 30 percent of the shares in the Pavilion, but isn't in deemed in violation of the ordinance because he doesn't own 51 percent, or a controlling interest in the Pavilion. According to Gary Wood, the city attorney, Manning could own non-controlling shares in as many Old Port bars as he wants without violating the ordinance. Old Port bar owners Richard Pfeiffer and Richard Riesman believe that Manning is being allowed to skirt the intent of the ordinance.

Subjects

Portland -- Ordinances, Thomas Manning

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