Evanston Officials Consider New Liquor Licence Qualifications

A proposed downtown tavern wouldn't sell food, despite current city requirement for liquor licence applicants.

Aldermen on the Administration and Public Works Committee have asked the liquor board to create a new classification that would help Ted Mavrakis bring a World of Beer franchise to downtown Evanston's Fountain Square building, the Evanston Review reports.

Mavrakis was behind last year's failed attempt to .

Under the city's current statute, downtown bars must also serve food to qualify for a liquor license, but the World of Beers franchise only serves alcohol. Mavrakis has made arrangements with seven local restaurants to deliver food to World of Beer patrons if his application is approved, according to the article.


mij March 23, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Great idea. All I need is a good location
greg sultan March 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Given the empty store fronts and that this business would help support other Evanston restaurants by having a delivery service from those local stores, I think it is a win/win for Evanston.
annie March 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I think its a ridiculous idea. Forget it! Every town across America has empty storefronts right now. The tilted kilt idea didn't bother me, but it would seem to me, if you are going to serve drinks, you might as well have food right there. I can't imagine going out for a couple of beers and then having to order food from somewhere else, and then wait for the food to arrive.
lucas March 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I agree. Either make it a bar license (food not served) or a resturant with a bar license.


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