Neighborhood children leave Everglades Convenience Store on 10th Street N. in Naples. Owner Kassem Bannout, went before Naples City Council on Feb. 17 in hopes of getting a distance waiver  that would have allowed them to get an alcohol license for his River Park convenience store. Naples City Council voted 4-3 to deny the permit. The city has had at least 24 requests for a distance waiver since 1994, and all of those requests have been approved. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Neighborhood children leave Everglades Convenience Store on 10th Street N. in Naples. Owner Kassem Bannout, went before Naples City Council on Feb. 17 in hopes of getting a distance waiver that would have allowed them to get an alcohol license for his River Park convenience store. Naples City Council voted 4-3 to deny the permit. The city has had at least 24 requests for a distance waiver since 1994, and all of those requests have been approved. Lexey Swall/Staff

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