Members of Neighborhood Planning Unit-M voted Monday to support the liquor license application for the Indigo Bar & Lounge at 619 Edgewood Ave.
Owners of the bar, located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, pledged their operation would not be disruptive to nearby homeowners.
The two principals — Kevin Woods and LeQuarmie Carter — promised they would have off-duty, uniformed Atlanta police officers during operating hours, would not put speakers on the patio and would remove graffiti from the property.
Neighborhood Planning Units, or NPUs, are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the mayor and Atlanta City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.
NPU-M, which includes the Old Fourth Ward, Sweet Auburn, Downtown and Castleberry Hill neighborhoods, is one of 25 such planning groups in the city.
NPU-M also voted to support the change of agent application for the Luckie Street Grocery at 388 Luckie St.
The previous owner of the store, which has been in business for 18 years, died.
When the new owner, Chun Bin Ku, sought support from the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Marietta Street Artery, Downtown residents and business owners said the store was a magnet for vagrants and trash.
Both groups gave their OK to the request after Chun promised not to sell single bottles of alcohol, keep the homeless from congregating in front of the store, clean the trash from the storefront regularly and carry a better mix of items catering more to tourists.
Chun told NPU-M members she did all of those things and increased the prices on alcoholic beverages the store sells.