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Christiansburg council approves change regarding pool halls | Govt and Politics
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Christiansburg council approves change regarding pool halls | Govt and Politics

CHRISTIANSBURG — The town council approved a code change this past week that provides a path for the opening of billiards or pool halls where alcoholic beverages are also sold.The council, on a 5-0 vote, approved an amendment that allows billiards in a room where alcoholic beverages are being sold only if the elected body grants a conditional use permit.Councilwoman Tanya Hockett abstained from the vote and explained her reasons.“Where my husband is general manager of Bull & Bones, at one point they could take advantage of this change,” she said. “I feel like I need to abstain from this vote.”Bull & Bones is a restaurant and brewery in Blacksburg that also features pool tables as part of the entertainment.The recent code change was prompted by business owner Ron...