Comedy and Music Club Asks for Special Exemption
The Virginia House of Comedy in the Crossings Shopping Center in Pr. George County wanted the Board of supervisors to amend a special exception granted in May of 2008 to open the comedy and music club.
Supervisors refused to do it. Among their objections, reports from the police and the ABC board that the club has over and over failed to comply with the existing regulations. The owners, Blair Entertainment of Chesapeake, wanted the minimum age of customers lowered from 25 to 21. Wanted to stay open until 2 instead of 1:30 in the morning. Wanted the alcohol sale cutoff moved to 1:30. Right now it’s at 1 am. They also wanted to be able to have music performed until 1:30 and the right to have as many as 30 special events every year, private parties, fundraisers, that aren’t subject to the special exceptions. One supervisor noted that the State Corporation Commission terminated Blair Entertainment’s corporate registration in November, so technically the company didn’t exist when it applied for this amendment.
John Ogle, WCVE News