Por­terdale city coun­cil de­nies liquor ap­pli­ca­tion

The Covington News - - The second front - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

Por­terdale City Coun­cil de­nied an ap­pli­ca­tion for liquor li­censes for Por­terdale Bar and Grill at a spe­cial called meet­ing on Thurs­day night.

The coun­cil voted to deny the sale of beer, wine and dis­tilled spir­its by the drink for con­sump­tion at the bar.

On July 26, the coun­cil re­voked three liquor li­censes from Por­terdale Bar and Grill for its fail­ure to file dis­tilled spir­its ex­cise tax re­turns in the amount of $1,650 and its fail­ure to pay more than $500 in ex­cise taxes.

Por­terdale city man­ager Bob Thomson said Linda Craw­ford, one of the own­ers of the bar, did not show up to the meet­ing on Thurs­day night.

“Some­thing must have hap­pened on their end,” Thomson said. “If they had come, I don’t know what the out­come would have been, but cer­tainly not show­ing up did not help their cause.”

Thomson said the own­ers of the bar are manag­ing part­ners with a com­pany called West New­ton In­vest­ments, LLC.

He said Craw­ford’s daugh­ter Lind­sey Craw­ford orig­i­nally had liquor li­censes un­der her name, but could not ap­ply again be­cause the li­cense was re­voked.

The res­tau­rant will not be able to sell liquor, beer or wine, un­less its li­censes are re­stored.

In other busi­ness, Thomson also said the city has re­ceived an­other tree grant for $500.

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