Another downtown HB liquor license
Hello Huntington Beach Neighbor,
Another 7-Eleven is coming to Downtown Huntington Beach at the corner of Orange and Main Streets and they have applied for a liquor license.
By now we know the significant problems downtown with too many liquor licenses; too many bars and too many retail stores selling alcohol. The crime rate in the downtown neighborhood of 4000 residents is 800% higher than other HB neighborhoods* due to a variety of issues including an explosion of alcohol sales over the past 5 to 8 years. We have no issue with 7-Eleven or alcohol as a whole, but feel 46 downtown liquor licenses is more than enough.**
Let’s provide our support and make our downtown community a safer place for residents and visitors. If you agree, you can help by completing and sending a simple one-page official protest to the ABC (Department of Alcohol Beverage Control).
It is easy to do; just be sure to fill in the personal information at the bottom of the form along with your signature. You can download the form by clicking here. Change will not happen without community action.
The form must be postmarked by Friday, June 22nd and mailed to:
605 W Santa Ana Blvd,
Building 28, Suite 369
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Or email it to: STA.Direct@abc.ca.gov
MORE INFORMATION HERE . . .
1) If you are sending in a protest form, please let us know so that we can keep track of the number of forms being submitted.
2) You can be as brief or as long as you like; some areas to focus on would be:
* Public safety concerns
* Residential quality of life
* Over-saturation and undue concentration of alcohol licenses downtown
* Too many retail stores that already sell alcohol downtown, such as
CVS (PCH and 5th Street)
7-Eleven Service Station (PCH and 6th Street)
El Don Liquor (416 PCH)
Surf City Market (200 Main Street)
Main Street Market (Main and 6th Street)
Thank you for your support,
Huntington Beach Neighbors
* According to HB Police ABC grant request dated July 2011.
**According to HB Independent article June 6, 2012