The Local Restaurant, a new eatery by the owners of Trio to be located in the Cadillac’s former location, has been awarded the Town’s final bar and grill liquor license.
During a Town Council meeting yesterday Council members outlined their criteria for awarding the Town’s final coveted bar and grill liquor license. Councilman Mark Obringer said that location, the success of a business and the community benefit were some of the factors he considered when selecting a business. Councilman Greg Miles echoed Obringer’s comments saying he “couldn’t fathom not having a fully viable restaurant on the Town Square.”
Mayor Mark Barron said that the decision was difficult because so many of the business owners view this license–which allows restaurants to pour drinks at a bar area instead of in a dispensing room–as a means to operate their businesses successfully. Barron noted, however, that the Council’s objective was to select a business that would supplement the town’s success.
Five candidates were in the running including a new jazz restaurant and lounge dubbed the Wildflower Grill, Bubba’s Barbecue, Snake River Brewing and Thai Me Up. – Robyn Vincent