City Council Changes Their Minds, Grants Liquor License Transfer For Brothers Bar
ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud city council has changed their mind and have granted the transfer of a liquor license for Brothers Bar and Grill. During tonight's (Monday) meeting, the council voted to approve a provisional liquor license to the new owners.
Council President Jeff Goerger says it will be in effect for the first half of the year.
Provisional would be up until renewal on the first of July. And then, depending on what we're hearing from the community, and from our police department, it could be continued or they could operate under a regular license.
Back on November 23rd, the city council voted against the liquor license transfer, because one of the applicants was convicted of a felony in 2008. Ryan Lettner, and his business partner Paul Larson, plan to take over the bar on 5th Avenue in downtown St. Cloud.
City Attorney Matt Staehling says he supports the provisional license.
Over the course of the last couple of weeks we've received some additional information from the applicants. And, due to the length of time that has passed since the original offense was committed, and everything they've done in the city of Stillwater. They've provided some very persuasive testimonials from various people in the city of Stillwater.
The liquor license transfer is contingent on the new owners becoming current on the utility bills, they get a certificate of liquor license liability insurance, and get a food service license from the city.
Bothers Bar and Grill opened in downtown St. Cloud in May of 2012.