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Davies: Class IV Liquor License Denied for Local Business

On Monday, a motion to approve a class four liquor license for a convenience store in Monmouth was denied.

The motion was denied on the first reading due to a lack of super majority among the City Council.

The request was made by Niko Aliu, the current owner of Maplecity Restaurant.

The convenience store, which has not opened yet and will be in a building on North Main Street that was formerly owned by Hardee’s, will sell a wide variety of products and will have a drive-through window.

Monmouth Mayor Rod Davies tells us what citizens of Monmouth think about the store so far.

“A couple of alderman had received about concerns of drive -through liquor sales. I had a couple people mention it would be nice if you got a carload of kids who are sick or crying that they wouldn’t have to stop and go inside, so a drive up, milk, bread, cough syrup type of place wouldn’t be a bad idea. There are concerns and support for both sides of it.”

A second reading of the motion will be made at the next City Council meeting.

Article written by Matthew Needham.

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