Monday, August 6, 2012
Council Approves Liquor Permit Purchase
The city is purchasing the license to eliminate a liquor store on Main Street, and to facilitate the old Capitol Theater building being put to another use. The city will place a deed restriction on the property to prevent any future owner from operating a liquor store in that building.
Quentin Phipps, Director of the Downtown Business District, said that downtown business owners strongly supported the city's purchase, because it would remove the negative impact that the liquor store was having on Main Street.
The Council voted 9 to 3 in favor of the $60,000 appropriation. Two Democrats, Grady Faulkner, and Todd Berch, and one Republican, Linda Salafia, voted against.