The , acting as the town’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, approved Wednesday night the transfer of a liquor license to the property at 4 Early St., making way for the construction of Futbolandia.
The decision was reached by a 5-1 margin, with the only vote against the move coming from Councilman Stefan Armington.
, the commission acted quickly on the application, which was approved under the assumption that nine conditions will be followed.
Among those conditions are:
- The installation of additional exterior lighting on the property;
- The installation of a video surveillance system on interior and exterior areas of building;
- The hiring of one additional security officer for every 50 people within the vicinity of the restaurant on weekends;
- The hiring of one off-duty police officer to stand outside of premises on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 1 and 2:30 a.m. and during special events where there are 100 patrons in establishment;
- The prevention of possession or consumption of alcohol outside of the premises;
- The closing of all doors on-site, with the exception of the ingress, egress or emergency exit of patrons;
- Cleanup of litter, trash, beer or containers from the area by 7 a.m. the following morning, including in the parking lot;
- The devotion of no more than 30 percent of the restaurant’s floor area to entertainment and a rule prohibiting lines from forming on Early Street prior to admission to the restaurant.
There is no current timetable as to when construction may start on the project.