The Painted Pin won its battle to open a boutque bowling alley on Miami Circle when the Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustments rejected an appeal to reverse a Special Administrative Permit (SAP) for the business.
The Miami Circle Merchants Association had fought the opening of the business in the commercial district.
In what has become a publicized appeal and permit process, The Painted Pin won their fight with the Miami Circle Merchants Association on Thursday at City Hall.
“There has been a lot of incorrect and irrelevant information released about The Painted Pin from a very small group of vocal leaders of the MCMA (Miami Circle Merchants Association)," said Justin Amick, principal & founder of The Painted Pin, in a news release after the hearing.
"This is simply an issue of traditionalists trying to control the types of businesses that land on their street veiled as a parking issue. Miami Circle is entirely a commercial zone, and bowling alleys are an allowable use in this sub area in which we meet 100 percent of the code requirements," Amick said.
The business plans to offer free valet parking, which The Painted Pin says makes parking a non-issue.
The Painted Pin had received recommendations for approval from the Buckhead Development Review Committee (DRC) and Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU). The business then saw an appeal of the Special Administrative Permit rejected unanimously by the members of the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), which affirmed they meet city of Atlanta zoning code requirements.
Amick said they have completed permitting with the city of Atlanta including the SAP, building permit and demo permit.
'We are excited to finally build this dream into a reality and look forward to breaking ground in the immediate future. We are going to be the best neighbors possible to all the surrounding businesses and hope to further solidify Miami Circle as a unique destination for Atlantans,” said Amick.
The Painted Pin is slated to open in early Spring 2014.