Friday 06 Dec 2019


Council Waits On Permit For Reuse Of Former Elk’s Lodge

A developer and neighbors will try to work out their differences before a new use is approved for the former Elk’s Lodge building in Downtown Goldsboro.

An applicant has requested a Conditional Use Permit to turn the former Elk’s Lodge at 312 S. James Street (between Spruce and James Street) into a place of entertainment with ABC Permits.

The Elk’s Club has since moved to another location downtown and no longer owns the building.

At Monday’s council meeting, Henry Gregory, III voiced his concerns stating the applicant would not be responsible for “what happens on the streets outside the club.”

Henry Battle said been trying to communicate with neighbors as he attempted to reopen the former Elk’s building for 13 years.

Councilman Gene Aycock said the two sides should iron out their differences before the Conditional Use Permit is approved.

If approved, the applicant would rent out the 3,400 square foot facility for special occasions.

The hours of operation would be Monday through Sunday with no activities after 12 midnight, by reservation only.

On Monday, the Goldsboro City Council decided to wait until its next meeting before possibly approving the conditional use permit for the former Elk’s Lodge building.

The site of the former Elk’s Lodge on S. James Street

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