Its official, yesterday we received word that the Liquor Control Board approved a new permanent rule allowing minors in Restaurants with Cinemas.
Last fall the liquor board informed us that we were out of compliance with the law because we allowed minors into a theater with a beer/wine license. We had been operating this way since we opened in 2005 but the law had changed in 2010. Faced with either giving up families or giving up our beer license we instead worked to get the law changed to something more reasonable. Thanks to the efforts of Carl Marquardt of the Mayor’s office and Council member Richard Conlin we were able to petition the Liquor Control Board for a rule change. We were able to show the Liquor Board that drinks in a Dinner-Theater can be safely managed for families. The Liquor Board then crafted a new rule (attached) and adopted it yesterday.
The new rule takes effect August 25th and the bonus part is that will be allowed to expand into serving cocktails sometime in September.
Concise Explanatory Statement Restaurants With Cinemas