Arlington Ale House was given the go ahead as the Village Board unanimously approved the Liquor Commissioner’s issuance of a Class “L” Liquor License to Arlington Ale House Ltd., dba Arlington Ale House, located at 111 W. Campbell Street, Suite 300.
We look forward to many, many years of great success there. We thank you for your willingness to work together with staff and other interested parties.
— Mayor Thomas Hayes
The venue will be a family-oriented gathering place that would also be available for corporate events, and would feature a 125-seat auditorium with a catering service, according to Kevin McCaskey. Use for the auditorium and space may also include an open mic night for comedians, music recitals, bingo, corporate training, online computer competitions, and community meetings.
The new business is an entertainment venue that will not serve food. Instead, patrons will be able to order takeout from nearby restaurants, play pool, bags or arcade games, watch sports on TV and eventually, possibly enjoy an outdoor patio.
Earlier in November, Village Manager Randall Recklaus explained that back in July 2016 the Village Board took steps to make an amendment to the liquor code to allow the sale of alcohol in spaces on the upper levels of downtown buildings that do not have kitchens … if they can provide food via other means. This example is part of a broader fine tuning to optimize the liquor code for the community.
Liquor License L for the Arlington Ale House Approval Vote on Monday, November 7, 2016 …
Thomas Glasgow — Yes
Joseph Farwell — Yes
John Scaletta — Yes
Michael Sidor — Yes
Carol J. Blackwood — Yes
Robin LaBedz — Yes
Jim Tinaglia — Yes
Thomas Hayes — Yes
Bert Rosenberg — Absent
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Special use permit to allow restaurant within the B-5 district. Land-use variation to allow a restaurant with no on-premise kitchen facility. Land-use variation to allow restaurant amusement device arcade up to 20 amusement devices within the B-5 district variation to waive the requirements in section 6.12–1 to eliminate the requirement for a traffic and parking study prepared by a qualified professional engineer.
The LaBatt Beer Academy was a training facility for retailers, wholesalers and internal staff. Three themed bars, including a Mexican Cantina, a Euro Pub and a North American Sports Bar along with a roof terrace and a 124-seat auditorium provided hands-on training in authentic surroundings.