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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

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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