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Liquor license applicants to make cases to Lake Geneva

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Kayla Bunge
April 15, 2008
— The five applicants for the city’s only available liquor license will make their cases to a city committee at the end of the month.

The finance, license and regulation committee voted unanimously Monday night to table the four applications that would have been heard at the meeting. Chairman Gary Dunham said the committee needs time to evaluate all applications, including one submitted earlier Monday.


The full Class B liquor license became available March 24 after the city revoked the license formerly held by Hillmoor Golf Course.


According to city code, any license issued and not used for 90 consecutive days is subject to review and possible revocation. Hillmoor closed Oct. 27.


The five applicants are:


-- RT Holdings of Southern Wisconsin, doing business as Ruby Tuesday, to build in the outlot of Target, 660 Edwards Blvd.


The restaurant group previously applied for a license but was denied because none was available. Ruby Tuesday’s franchise agreement is contingent upon obtaining a liquor license.


-- Medusa Grill & Bistro, 501 Broad St.


-- Golden Oaks Mansion, 421 Baker St.


Nancy Golden Waspi Bell has applied for a liquor license several times since 2002 but was denied because none was available.


-- Olive Martinis, 220 Cook St.


-- Pop More Corks, 617 W. Main St.


Another liquor license could become available if the city revokes the license held by the Applebee’s to be built across from Home Depot, 550 N. Edwards Blvd. The license is subject to review and possible revocation because it hasn’t been used for 90 consecutive days.


The finance, license and regulation committee will evaluate the five applicants at a special meeting Monday, April 28.



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