BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby approves issuance of the following brewery malt liquor off sale license for the period ending August 31, 2006, subject to departmental approvals, the payment of sales and property taxes, and the approval of the alcohol and gambling enforcement division:
Lake Superior Brewing Company, LLC (Lake Superior Brewing Company), 2711 West Superior Street, with Donald R. Hoag, president, Jo Ann Hoag, vice president and joint 56.656 percent stockholders, and John E. Judd, vice president, and Karen H. Olesen, vice president and joint 42.344 percent stockholders.
Alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission discussion of 1/5/2006: Jo Ann Hoag was present on behalf of the application. Ms. Hoag explained that they have been in the brewery business for 11 years and for the last six years they have been at the current location. She reviewed that when brewpubs where allowed to sell their product directly to the public, it undercut their bottle sales and they saw a decline in their business, so they worked to have state law and the city ordinance changed to allow them to apply for this license. To questioning from the commission, Officer Latour stated he has approved this application. There being no further discussion, Mr. Johnson moved that THE APPLICATION OF LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY, LLC (LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY), 2711 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, FOR AN OFF SALE BREWERY MALT LIQUOR LICENSE FOR THE PERIOD ENDING AUGUST 31, 2006, WITH DONALD R. HOAG, PRESIDENT , AND JO ANN HOAG, VICE PRESIDENT, AND 56.656 PERCENT STOCKHOLDERS, AND JOHN E. JUDD, VICE PRESIDENT, AND KAREN H. OLESEN, VICE PRESIDENT, AND 42.344 PERCENT STOCKHOLDERS, BE APPROVED AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Serre seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.