WRGA: Alcohol Control Commission approves license for ‘Growler’ business, denies request for new restaurant on Glenn Milner.

WRGA: Alcohol Control Commission approves license for ‘Growler’ business, denies request for new restaurant on Glenn Milner.

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From WRGA: Rome’s is getting its first-ever “Growler” business.

The Alcohol Control Commission approved a new beer and package and pouring license to Georg Hubenthal for the Foundry Growler Station, which will be opening at 225 North 5th Avenue.

City Clerk Joe Smith explained. “I think he is primarily going to use his package license since he is going to be selling growlers, which are basically to-go containers of beer,” he said. “I believe his growlers will be 64 ounces and they will be sealed per the state guidelines. The customer could then leave the establishment with the growler just as they would be able to do with a six pack of beer.”

The ACC also heard a request for distance approval from Lee Bagley for a proposed restaurant on Glenn Milner Boulevard.

City code states that an establishment that serves beer must be at least 600 feet from a school.

The measurements for the proposed location, which is across from Georgia Highlands College, were 710 feet on one side, but only 540 feet on the other.

Bagley was told the city code does not offer flexibility and he would have to find a way to comply if he wanted to proceed with the restaurant.

In other action, the ACC approved a request for public consumption for the Downtown Development Authority Block Party on July 2.

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