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File #: RES 21-1575    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: For Discussion
In control: Licensing Hearing
Final action:
Title: Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for DWD Group LLC (License ID # 20210000875), d/b/a Billy’s on Grand, for a Liquor on Sale - 291 or more seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2 AM Closing, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses, located at 857 Grand Avenue. (Laid over from November 17, 2021.)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Attachments: 1. Conditions Affidavit, 2. Minutes, 3. Class N Application, 4. Approved Site Plan, 5. STAMP Activity Report, 6. Incident Report, 7. Street Photo, 8. Objection #1, 9. Objection #2, 10. Objection #3, 11. Objection #4, 12. Objection #5, 13. Objection #6, 14. Objection #7, 15. Objection #8, 16. Objection #9, 17. Objection #10, 18. District Council Correspondence, 19. Aerial Photo, 20. Zoning Map, 21. Plat Map, 22. 100' Property Ownership, 23. AMANDA Print Screen, 24. Class N Notification, 25. Notification of License Hearing, 26. 15 December Council Agenda - Billy's on Grand Closing Time, 27. Police Incident Report Billy's past 2 years 10-2019 to 2021, 28. Ward 2 Public Comments ORD 21-1575
Related files: SR 21-173
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Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for DWD Group LLC (License ID # 20210000875), d/b/a Billy’s on Grand, for a Liquor on Sale - 291 or more seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2 AM Closing, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses, located at 857 Grand Avenue. (Laid over from November 17, 2021.)

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WHEREAS, DWD Group LLC (License ID # 20210000875), d/b/a Billy’s on Grand, located at 857 Grand Avenue, has applied for a Class N license for a Liquor on Sale - 291 or more seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2 AM Closing, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses; and

WHEREAS, a notification regarding the license application was sent from the Department of Safety and Inspections to the affected neighborhood for the period of August 2, 2021 to September 17, 2021; and

WHEREAS, during the notification period, objections were received which triggered the hearing and a hearing was held on October 18, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the objections were related to Liquor On Sale - 2 AM Closing license, Gambling location license, noise from patrons, safety concerns and nuisance activities outside of the owner’s jurisdiction, etc.; and

WHEREAS, in response to the concerns raised, the licensee has agreed to work with the City to comply with the necessary requirements; and

WHEREAS, after conducting the hearing and considering the testimonies and evidence, the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the application for a Liquor on Sale - 291 or more seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2 AM Closing, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location licenses, located at 857 Grand Avenue., for DWD Group LLC (License ID # 20210000875), d/b/a Billy’s on Grand, be approved with the following conditions:

1. Customer identification must be checked by employees to en...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
12/1/2021 6:29 PMRachel Brawley   I live on grand and have no qualms with a business staying open until 2 AM. The bar is now under new ownership and shouldn't face the consqeuneces of the previous owner's poor oversight and leadership. +1
12/1/2021 6:24 PMAlex Krug For As a resident on Grand Ave I have no issue with bars staying open until 2 AM. There has been an uptick in car thefts since bars have been closing earlier. With bars staying open until 2 am and possibly more people on the street at that time, it could keep eyes on the street and lessen the chance of car theft. Also, the new owners shouldn't be punished for an event that happened under different ownership. +1