CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Metropolis Supervisor Carter Napier mentioned on Tuesday, July 13 that a minimum of three companies are inquisitive about acquiring certainly one of two bar and grill licenses which can be found.
A type of enterprise is Grace Companions LC, which is searching for a bar and grill license to do enterprise as “Highlight Lounge” at 128 East Second St., the situation of the previous “Downtown Grill & Venue.” Whereas the town council will contemplate their request throughout their July 20 assembly, Napier beneficial that the council desk a call on whether or not to approve it till they’ve an opportunity to listen to from all three events.
One other enterprise which is inquisitive about acquiring a bar and grill license is Wyoming Downs, which operates companies such because the Horse Palace on the east aspect. Metropolis Clerk Fleur Tremel informed the council on Tuesday that Wyoming Downs had initially been seeking to work out an association with Travis Taylor, who at the moment controls a retail liquor license.
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That retail liquor license has been comparatively stagnant for a number of years and the council has set a September deadline for Taylor to point out both “substantial progress” or “substantial completion” on creating a enterprise across the license.
Tremel mentioned that Wyoming Downs and Taylor have apparently failed to succeed in an settlement that will permit Wyoming Downs to make the most of the total retail liquor license and the corporate has due to this fact expressed inquisitive about acquiring a bar and grill license.
The third firm inquisitive about a bar and grill license was not named in the course of the metropolis council’s work session on Tuesday.
Napier mentioned that the council ought to contemplate the requests from the three companies rigorously since it’s unclear when one other bar and grill license would turn into obtainable once more as soon as the 2 obtainable licenses are taken.
Council member Bruce Knell requested whether or not a 3rd bar and grill license can be returning to the town for the council to supply to a different enterprise, as he had heard rumors that this can be the case.
Tremel mentioned the one two which have lately returned to the town have been beforehand managed by Qdoba and that she was not conscious of another bar and grill licenses which are prone to turn into obtainable once more.
Council member Steve Cathey requested whether or not any of the three companies requesting bar and grill licenses might have their wants met by a restaurant liquor license, noting that each required a 60%-40% break up when it comes to meals versus alcohol gross sales.
Napier mentioned that the bar and grill licenses permit (and require) a enterprise to have a bar, whereas the restaurant licenses are for desk service. Due to this fact, all three companies seemingly want to function a bar.
Cathey requested Metropolis Legal professional John Henley whether or not the council might give itself any authorized complications by tabling the Highlight Lounge request to be able to additionally hear the opposite two requests earlier than making a call, for the reason that Highlight Lounge utilized first.
Henley mentioned that simply because that enterprise had utilized first didn’t imply that the council is required to provide them any benefit over the opposite companies requesting the bar and grill licenses.
Bar and grill license holders are required to have a bodily bar that has a minimum of one devoted bartender and is able to serving a minimum of eight clients. Such enterprise are required to supply a minimum of six “main distilled spirits obtainable for retail sale.” Metropolis workers notice that bar and grill licenses don’t permit for the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption.