Liquor Commission

The Naperville Liquor Commission recently approved the motion for a liquor license at the Riverwalk Eatery. This will allow the Eatery to provide individual servings of beer and wine, as long as they are kept on the premises. The request included a sunset clause, which means that if passed, the law will only be in effect until a certain date.

The board also heard from Jimmy Bergeron who requested an update to the current liquor code amendment that restricts elected officials from having any interest in the sale of alcohol.

Bergeron holds a liquor license at Jimmy’s Bar and Grill and the Wise Boxer Pour House, and has also thrown his hat in the ring for City Council. He has temporarily suspended his campaign, but hopes that the law can be updated to allow Council members to hold a liquor license.

“This isn’t an issue that has to do directly with me, it really deals with a lot of people in the city of Naperville that are good residents that serve our community. The way the law works now I couldn’t run or city on any board of commission, I can’t be on District 203 or 204 boards, I can’t be on the Library Commission, I couldn’t be on Park District, it restricts you from everything,” said Bergeron.

The Commission approved his request that now goes to City Council.

The next liquor commission meeting will be held on March 5th.

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