The DeKalb City Council voted Monday night in favor of issuing a new liquor license to owners Brian and Alex Fausett; the old license provided for beer and wine sales without food, but the city was concerned about previous problems with loitering and curfew violations.
The Fausetts decided to re-apply and get a restaurant license – which will only permit them to serve beer and wine with meals. Now they are looking for public support, as they try to raise the $6,000 necessary to pay for the license, as well as get the beer and wine they’ll be selling.
Mayor John Rey applauds the Fausetts for the effort they’ve put in to revamp and re-open one of DeKalb’s landmark establishments.
The Fausetts started an on-line fundraising campaign through gofundme.com to help raise the money they’ll need in the beginning.
In other action, the City Council approved cost of living increases for all non-union management employees; they will each receive 1.5 percent increases on an annual basis.
Monday night’s meeting was remarkably short – at just 17 minutes, not counting executive sessions.