Roxie Theater and Mission Bowling Club Get OK’d For Booze

Soon, you will be able to imbibe whilst watching indie cinema.

Finally addressing the outdated district ordinance, established in 1996, that has made it virtually impossible for people to get new liquor licenses in the Mission, the Board of Supervisors yesterday voted to approve new licenses for Mission Bowling Club (3176 17th Street near S. Van Ness) — in a space that had not previously been a restaurant or entertainment use — and the Roxie Theater on 16th Street, which we told you a while back was applying to serve beer and wine to moviegoers. At the meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener stated, for the record, "The Mission Alcohol Special Use District has outlived its usefulness. It’s hindrance on entertainment, on creating new businesses and should be repealed in its entirety." Mission Bowling Club, we hear, is due in February. [Examiner, Earlier]