It was just one month ago that members of the Windsor Locks planning and zoning commission rejected an application requesting approval to transform his Rt. 75 pool hall into a topless bar. Having been rejected on the grounds that he simply submitted the wrong type of application, Pool Table Magic owner Mark Kulungian has resubmitted his application.
The application was accepted by the planning and zoning commission this week — a formality that allows members to review and vote on the details of the request.
Still, Kulungian looks to face an uphill battle with regards to his application's approval.
The planning and zoning commission will meet for the second time this month when it convenes Thursday during a special meeting called to discuss the possibility of establishing a ban on adult-oriented businesses in town.
Since Kulungian submitted his initial application, he has seen little more than opposition to his plans.
Local business letters pleading with local officials to reject Kulungian's request accompany the proposal's file in the planning and zoning office. Some residents have banded together under the moniker "Windsor Locks Citizens for a Safe Community (WLCSC) to oppose the plans and crime some say will accompany such a business on Rt. 75.
First Selectman Steve Wawruck "doesn't fit the character of Windsor Locks," and referencing the possibility of increased crime in a town with over 1,000 hotel rooms.
With problems like prostitution, drugs and human trafficking taking place in town, a gentleman's club would only make matters worse, possibly hindering local police efforts to curb crime.
The planing and zoning commission's special meeting to discuss an adult business-oriented moratorium in Windsor Locks will be held Thurs., March 14 at 7 p.m. in town hall's Ella Grasso conference room.