This is a story I've been following for a while.
Yes, it's just the tale of one bar owner who wanted to open in PH, but was run out by the community board. But it's indicative of a larger phenomenon.
CB8 is anti-nightlife. And stories like these scare away other potential bar owners from even trying. If bars come and attract spendy people then more great stuff follows. If we hit pause now, then we just got what we got