Earnie McKown is eager to get down to the business of booking area bands that pump energy into the Paris Cafe, an alcohol-free teen hangout that he operates in Ogden.
However, McKown will have to wait at least two more weeks. The City Council, on Tuesday, postponed a vote on the new definition of social hall, language that would allow live music to be offered in strip malls throughout the city.
"It's been clear that there's a lot of support for this type of a venue," Councilman Richard Hyer said. However, he and other council members voiced concerns about noise, hours of operation and other potential problems that could impact nearby residents. "I believe its a viable use," Hyer added, "but I do have concerns about our ability to make sure it's not getting out of hand. There's no indication that it has."