Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approves private club permit for The Frisco Bar

Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approved a specific use permit for a private club for The Frisco Bar during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The Frisco Bar, which opened in 2008, will move sometime in June from its current location on Legacy Drive to Hall Park at 6750 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 120. New space is 3,633 square feet with outdoor patio space.

The restaurant owners requested a private club permit for the new location because it anticipates it will derive 60 percent or more of its gross revenue on a quarterly basis from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages, as defined in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.

According to city staff, the city has the ability to have discretion over the location of these establishments. For the property to be considered for a permit, there should be no church, public hospital, public school, private school or residential zoning district located within 800 feet of the property.

This item was first presented during the April 10 meeting but was tabled due to concerns about a daycare adjacent to this property. City staff said after further research they found the daycare is no longer open for business and has no active license from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. For these reasons, city staff said they recommended approval of the permit.

The commission approved the permit under several conditions that include that the restaurant owners obtain and maintain appropriate permitting from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; as well as providing a sworn affidavit with supporting data that shows that the gross revenue from the on-premise sale of alcoholic beverages does not total 75 percent or more during the prior calendar year. The affidavit will be due Jan. 31 of each year.
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.