Payback for Joe Redner
Tampa City Council member Gwen Miller may have beaten Joe Redner in her 2007 re-election, but it was Redner who won the day Thursday before Miller and her council colleagues.
The Council preliminarily approved Redner's request for a wet-zoning request. Redner wants to open a microbrewery in the warehouse that holds his business offices, with beer tasting scheduled four times a month.
Miller has been leading the charge -- unsuccessfully, obviously -- to block Redner, the owner of the Mons Venus strip club whom she beat in a grueling run-off election. Miller Thursday sharply criticized her colleagues for ignoring neighborhood concerns about traffic the new enterprise would bring to the area.
Janet Zink, Times staff writer