BERKLEY, MI – The extremely popular restaurant Vinsetta Garage in Berkley has lost its bid to tear down several homes in its neighborhood to put in a parking lot to serve its customers.
Berkley City Council on Monday night rejected the last proposal that the owners of the Vinsetta Garage put forth. It is now uncertain as to what direction both the City of Berkley and Vinsetta Garage take to solve the issue of parking.
Neighbors to the restaurant just want their quiet streets back. Vinsetta Garage just wants its customers to be able to access their restaurant without having to walk for several blocks. And the City of Berkley is caught in the middle.
Residents packed Berkley City Hall to ensure that their voices were heard against Vinsetta Garage owner Curt Catallo’s plans to raze four homes on Oxford and construct a 50-spot parking lot in their place.
City council members feel there are other options Catallo could seek that would solve the parking problem. City council members were unanimous in their motion to deny rezoning.