BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby issues the following on sale 3.2 percent malt liquor license for the period ending April 30, 2008, and approves issuance of an on sale wine license for the period ending August 31, 2008, subject to departmental approvals, the payment of sales and property taxes, and further subject to approval of the liquor control commissioner:
It’s Your Party Catering, LLC (Karma Lounge), 2024 West Superior Street, Suite 210, with Sheila Beleane, owner.
Alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission discussion of 1/2/2008: Sheila Beleane was present on behalf of the application. Ms. Beleane explained that she is opening a catering business and also a restaurant that will be open for lunch and dinner that will have a deli menu and several different menus for the catering business. To questioning from the commission, Ms. Beleane replied that she does not have any experience in the liquor industry, but her partner stated he has worked as a manager in several restaurants in Duluth and is familiar with the rules and regulations of selling alcohol. The clerk questioned the address for her business, and Ms. Beleane explained that her restaurant is on the second floor of the business. The building owner was present to explain that there are two floors plus a basement in the building, with the VFW occupying the first floor, and this new business will be located on the second floor along with other businesses. He continued saying that the entrance to the second floor is separate from the first floor entrance, and this catering business has its own room that is separate from the other businesses. To questioning from the commission, Ms. Beleane replied that the Lounge will be serving beer and wine in Suite 210, and that the catering businesses will be across the hall in a separate room. Ms. Lutterman stated that the licensed premises for the beer and wine license would be Suite 210. There being no further discussion, Mr. Karki moved THAT THE APPLICATION OF IT’S YOUR PARTY CATERING, LLC (KARMA LOUNGE), 2024 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, FOR AN ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE WINE LICENSE FOR THE PERIODS ENDING APRIL 30, 2008, AND AUGUST 31, 2008, RESPECTIVELY, WITH SHEILA BELEANE, OWNER, BE APPROVED AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Hanson seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.