Planning commission approves new billiards hall
New pool hall to called ‘The Crimson Cue’
–At Tuesday night’s Paso Robles Planning Commission, the commission voted unanimously to approve a request filed by applicant Erik Skupien to establish an indoor sports use for a billiards club on the second floor within the existing building located at 1319 Spring Street, above Bridge Sportsman’s Center. About a dozen locals attended to show their support for the project.
The Crimson Cue business would be a billiards hall that would provide prepackaged food, and would sell beer. Skupien proposed that the billiards club be open for business from 11 a.m. until 12 midnight on Sunday through Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The main topic of discussion by the Development Review Committee was parking. It was indicated that since the Crimson Cue would be mainly operating after business hours, the streets in close proximity to the building would be available for parking. Staff indicated that unless the commission requires parking spaces as a result of the proposed use, no additional parking is required. The project was reviewed by the police department. Since the venue would have night time activities and serve alcohol, video surveillance will be required.
The department is recommending a review of the conditional use permit after six months to verify the conditions of approval are being followed. The planning commission will need to review this CUP request to determine if the proposed use is compatible in specific zone. Besides the addition of exterior signs, there is no proposal to change any of the exterior building materials or colors with this CUP request. Future signs will be required to be reviewed and approved by the DRC.
The commission voted unanimously to approve the request.