NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Development Review Board has concluded that a pavilion built by Porky’s Backyard BBQ and Smokehouse, at 7404 Route 7, is in violation of its business permit.
The board plans to issue a written decision by Dec. 2.
In August, New Haven zoning administrator Aaron Brown issued the restaurant a Notice of Zoning Violation for using its outdoor pavilion without a certificate of occupancy, serving alcohol in that pavilion without a license, and hosting more events per month in the pavilion than are allowed in its permit. The pavilion is to the rear of the restaurant.
Throughout the spring, summer and fall of this year, neighbors of Lonie Parker’s Porky’s Backyard BBQ on Route 7 in New Haven have endured excessive noise from the backyard, open-air roadhouse constructed behind the restaurant in the spring of this year by Porky’s.
The community relies on the town’s DRB (Development Review Board) to lay out the ground rules for businesses so as to promote harmonious development in the community. That didn’t happen in this case. It’s as though the development guardrails that the DRB was to put in place never got assembled.
A hearing was held in March of this...
NEW HAVEN — The town of New Haven has cited Porky’s Backyard BBQ & Smokehouse for three alleged violations of its business permit.
According to the Aug. 23 Notice of Zoning Violation (NoV) letter written by New Haven zoning administrator Aaron Brown to Porky’s co-owner Lonie Parker, the business has been using an outdoor pavilion without a certificate of occupancy, serving liquor (hard spirits) without a license to do so and hosting more events per month than are allowed in its permit.
The business has been the subject of a number of complaints since last winter.
At the March 18 meeting...