Posts tagged with "Morris Restaurant and Lounge"

Kirkwood votes against supporting liquor license for lounge

Posted by April 11, 2016

By Mariann Martin, contributor  After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion, the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization voted against supporting a liquor license for the Morris Restaurant and Lounge. The application to sell liquor at the long-time Kirkwood business will next be considered by the Neighborhood Planning Unit at their meeting on April 26. The KNO and […]

Lounge owner cited for not having valid business permit

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 2, 2015

This story has been updated.  Atlanta Police have cited the owner of a club in Kirkwood for not having a valid business permit. It’s the latest episode involving Morris Restaurant and Lounge. The club’s owners have been feuding with neighbors about noise emanating from the business, which has been in the Kirkwood community since the 1960’s. […]

Georgia Power defends lounge lease

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2014

A representative from Georgia Power was busy playing defense in front of the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization last week as residents grilled him about the power company’s lease with a local lounge. Mitchell King, region manager for Georgia Power, told KNO members that the company has leased parking space to Morris Restaurant and Lounge for over […]

KNO – Apartment development, lounge on agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2014

The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization meets Wednesday, Sept. 10, and KNO members will weigh in on a proposed apartment project and voice concerns about a local lounge. According to KNO President Jeffery Childers, the KNO will vote on whether it will support a rezoning application from Euramex Management. The company is proposing a development of 250 to 260 […]

APD responds to family feud at Morris Lounge

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 26, 2014

Atlanta Police responded to an assault at the Morris Restaurant and Lounge in Kirkwood just two days after its owners announced plans to rein in some of the rowdier behavior there. The victim of the assault, Franklin Morris, and the suspect, Roosevelt Morris, are brothers and part of the family that owns the lounge. According to […]

Lounge chilled – Neighbors, owners in talks

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2014

There may be a breakthrough in the dispute between Kirkwood residents and a local lounge. On Thursday, Aug. 14, Franklin Morris, the owner of Morris Restaurant and Lounge, appeared again before Municipal Judge Herman Sloan regarding noise violations at the club. He had apparently recovered from his encounter with a lawnmower that fell on him prior to […]

Lawnmower falls on defendant, delays hearing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2014

A court hearing about a neighborhood dispute involving a Kirkwood club was rescheduled Thursday after the defendant didn’t appear because a lawnmower fell on him. Municipal Judge Herman Sloan sounded a little skeptical about why Franklin Morris wasn’t in his courtroom. Morris’ wife, Felicia, appeared instead and said her husband was at Grady Hospital. “Early […]

Morris Lounge gets new citation before court date

Posted by August 5, 2014

Morris Restaurant and Lounge in Kirkwood has received a new citation for playing music too loud, less than two weeks before a court appearance for a previous citation issued for the same reason. The owners of the lounge and their neighbors have been feuding for months about the club’s activities. Morris Restaurant is a historically black-owned […]

Dear Decaturish – Lounge is community concern

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 24, 2014 has published articles about the Morris Restaurant and Lounge in Kirkwood. During the reporting of that story, both sides were asked for a comment. The neighbors of the lounge asked to submit this letter in response to a previous article. We accept letters to the editor. If you’re interested in submitting one for publication, please […]

Whose move? – No meeting over lounge dispute

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 3, 2014

Nearly a month after an Atlanta Judge gave the parties in Kirkwood 90 days to resolve a dispute about noise from a local business, there has been no meeting between the two sides. Maria Guida called the police on April 5 about noise coming from the Morris Restaurant and Lounge and attended the May 8 […]

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