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Business owners opposed to new bowling alley on Miami Circle

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Some business owners on Miami Circle are fighting plans by local restaurant owner Justin Amick to open a high-end bowling alley with a restaurant. It would be located in the back of Curran, a designer fabric and furniture store.

Attorney Brian Daughdrill represents the Miami Merchants Association, which is opposed to the project.

"You already have to pull to one side to let cars drive through the gauntlet and then pull back out. They are proposing putting in 400 to 600 patrons a night, you are going to put that many vehicle trips back in the fray, and you only have 50 parking spaces," said Daughdrill.

"There are enough parking spaces based on the way this is set up and that is as an entertainment facility," said Zeke Carter.

Carter is the manager of the building where the bowling alley is supposed to be built.

"I believe that it would be enough to do what they planned to do. Obviously if it wasn't and they had the opportunity, they could certainly lease some of these empty parking lots," said Carter.

Carter said valet service would ease the problem, but Daughdrill disagrees and is fighting a permit that would allow reduced parking at the site.

"Their entire operation depends on this valet entrance and that valet entrance is over an area that is the subject of a lawsuit pending in Fulton County Superior Court right now," Daughdrill said.

A hearing on the parking permit is scheduled for Thursday.

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