by: Diane Benjamin
Reports to me from people who attended last year: Don’t take your kids:
The documentation doesn’t name the Parkview Inn, but this ordinance is so they can get back in the gaming business. It’s generic in case another establishment with video gaming now is destroyed and rebuilt:
Tari Renner and Jenn Carrillo didn’t attend the grand re-opening. Alderman Donna Boelen and former Alderman Karen Schmidt did.
The Council has to approve more Sick Leave Buy Back:
The Liquor License for the Park Pantry is back. The original document claimed after 6 months the business could ask to be open later than 11:00 pm. I can’t tell if that provision is still included.
Question for Ajeet Singn:
The neighbors would obviously welcome your establishment without alcohol. What credible business plan invests money and opens for business in a location where it isn’t wanted?
The people against a liquor license gathered signatures in the neighborhood. Former Alderman Rob Fazzini is somehow assisting Singn. They have petitions too, many signers don’t live in the neighborhood. All of the petitions are included in the packet – beginning on PDF page 188
The vote at the Liquor Commission was one for and one against – both Renner appointees. Tari voted YES to break the tie. I hope the next mayor goes back to a 5-7 member commission and eliminates tyrant rule. Liquor policy should not be controlled by one person regardless of what the State Liquor Commission claims.
The minutes of the most recent Liquor Commission meeting start on PDF page 122. The date needs corrected, it didn’t take place in June. Before the Park Pantry Liquor License was discussed, the commission approved another convenience/liquor store 2402 E Oakland. That is the strip mall across the street from Jewell. The approval for this location is not on the council agenda.
Evidently economic development means alcohol sales on every corner.