SPORTS BETTING AT S PHILLY CHICKIE’S & PETE’S APPROVED BY COURT!

By James Hammer

This move was rejected by Philly’s Zoning Board a couple of years ago, but on July 1 Common Pleas Court Judge Joshua Roberts approved it.

The neighbors, led by the Packer Park Civic Association, have filed an appeal of Roberts’ order, sending the case back to the ZBA.

The judge said the ZBA “abused its discretion and committed fundamental errors of law” when it earlier denied a special exception to allow the gambling as an entertainment use at the restaurant.

“The Turf Club is only seeking to move the gambling facility a total of 8 blocks,” from its current location at 700 Packer Ave. to the Chickie’s & Pete’s at 1526 Packer Ave., Roberts said in his ruling.

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