Sarasota News Leader

04/26/2013

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EXCEPTION TO THE RULE The White Buffalo Saloon's homepage offers information about its events. Image from thewbsaloon.com COUNTY LETS WHITE BUFFALO SALOON ENTERTAIN AFTER 10 P.M. By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor Let there be entertainment! mission reviewed Wednesday. That means that after 10, if you don't have a special exception, The Sarasota County Commission voted you can't even have a mime. Wednesday, April 24, to approve a request for a special entertainment exception for the County Project Manager Mark Loveridge says White Buffalo Saloon, the newish watering his office sees special exception requests hole near the intersection of McIntosh and "fairly infrequently," and the ones that do exist Ashton roads in Sarasota. are mostly in Gulf Gate or out on Siesta Key. The exception allows White Buffalo to offer "We've really only had a handful of them problive entertainment after 10 p.m., a rarity in ably in the last 10 years," he tells The Sarasota many parts of the county, and particularly in News Leader. White Buffalo's neighborhood. The Planning Commission had unanimous"Entertainment" can mean a lot of things. The county defines it as "live musicians, disc jockeys, comedians, karaoke performers and the like," according to the staff report the com- ly approved the request, and Loveridge says there was little opposition from White Buffalo's neighbors. "They're kind of in the middle of an industrial district," he adds.

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