Two New Liquor Licenses

At the latest Liquor Commission meeting, the board and Mayor Pradel gave the green light to two new liquor licenses.

The first was a class T license for the Naperville Heritage Society. The class drafted just for them to accommodate small events held inside the Preemption House Tavern at Naper Settlement.

A class B license was given to a new development called Granite City. A national brew house restaurant slated to be built in Freedom Plaza near the new Convention center.

Questions were raised about the brew house wanting to sell growlers, on the premises, which are sealed containers of their brewed beer. There is no license on the books that allows this yet, but the commissioners are looking into drafting a new one.

“Craft brewing is a really up and coming phenomenon,” said Commissioner Scott Wehrli. “It’s very, very popular right now. The types of places coming to Naperville offering craft brewing on premise has just been growing exponentially.”

Granite City now has to secure a late night permit to serve past 11 p.m. from the city council.

The commission also gave a positive recommendation to the Mayor to allow Players Indoor Sports to serve alcohol under their current class M license during a Mixed Martial Arts tournament to be held at the complex in October.

The event will next need to get special event approval from the City Council.


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