The fur's flying on Old South Gaylord Street, where Brown Dog Pizza, an outfit out of Telluride, wants to open a 100-seat restaurant -- with a liquor license and little parking. But then, many neighbors walk to this block, including Cafe Society editor Lori Midson, who's signed a petition in support of Brown Dog.
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You can count Ernie as another supporter:
I'm from Telluride and have loved Brown Dog Pizza for years. I've lived in Bonnie Brae (right across from Wash Park) for the past two years and ride my bike over to Gaylord all the time. Brown Dog Pizza would be PERFECT for Gaylord and the Wash Park neighborhood. If you bought a house near Gaylord it's BECAUSE you have great access to these shops/restaurants in spite of the street parking stuff. Unfortunately, these HOA boards predominantly attract CAVE (citizens against virtually everything). Hopefully, the "real" voice of Wash Park residents will show up to support a vibrant new addition to their neighborhood!
With two weeks to go until the liquor license hearing, expect the dog fight to continue on Old South Gaylord.