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City of Atlanta Alcohol License Review Board Holds Its First Meeting Since February

The list of restaurant-related applications up for consideration on Thursday’s agenda is lengthy

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The city of Atlanta alcohol license review board holds its first meeting since before the pandemic began via Zoom on Thursday, July 30, at 5p.m., and the list of restaurant-related applications up for consideration on the agenda is lengthy.

The license review board’s last meeting was held on February 25, three weeks prior to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms closing City Hall and other city departments due to the ongoing health crisis. Most city offices continue to remain closed.

Earlier this month, Bottoms took steps to help slow the spread of the virus within the city limits by mandating masks in public and rolling back reopening to phase one. Under the voluntary phase one guidelines, restaurants are advised (not required) to close dining rooms and return to takeout. Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit challenging Atlanta’s mask mandate as well as the rollback of the city’s reopening. The matter is still in mediation, according to the AJC, and could be settled out of court.

As for Thursday’s remote meeting, it should be fairly routine, with any agenda items needing further consideration tabled for more discussion by the review board at a separate time.

Restaurant alcohol license applications up for consideration this Thursday include: Hero Doughnuts and D Boca N Boca in Summerhill; the renovated Stagecoach bar on Irby Avenue; Bolton neighborhood restaurant the Companion; the newly acquired Star Bar in Little Five Points; Bad Axe Throwing Bar on Marietta Boulevard; Cru Urban Lounge in Castleberry Hill; and new restaurant Good Morning Edgewood in the Old Fourth Ward.

A manufacturing license for Three Taverns Imaginarium, set to open at the Atlanta Dairies complex in Reynoldstown soon, and an operating license for brewpub Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, opening at Lenox Marketplace in Buckhead, are also on the agenda for Thursday.

Dial +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592, enter meeting ID 945 1449 5296. Press # to join. Check for updates on the call-in number here.

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