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File #: 21-0715    Version: 1 Name: 4/12/21 - Kouzina Redevelopment Liquor License application
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/19/2021
Enactment date: 4/19/2021 Enactment #: R-21-141
Title: Resolution to Recommend Approval of Issuance of a Downtown Development District Liquor License to Kouzina Ann Arbor, LLC
Attachments: 1. 332 S Main St - Kouzina Ann Arbor LLC Development Liquor License Request_Redacted.pdf
Title
Resolution to Recommend Approval of Issuance of a Downtown Development District Liquor License to Kouzina Ann Arbor, LLC
Memorandum
The attached resolution will approve the recommendation of Kouzina Ann Arbor, LLC to the MLCC for issuance of a downtown development district liquor license to be sited at 332 S. Main St., in Ann Arbor.

The City Council of Ann Arbor adopted Resolution R-08-024 on February 4, 2008 establishing the Ann Arbor Downtown Development District as a development district for liquor licensing in accordance with the requirements of Public Act 501 (MCL 436.1521A(1)B of 2006 and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission ("MLCC"). To receive a Development District Liquor License an applicant must be approved by the City and the MLCC. An application for a license will not be authorized for investigation until the MLCC has received a City resolution which approves the applicant at a specific location "above all others."

Kouzina Ann Arbor, LLC has submitted the City license application with all requested supplemental documentation to the City Clerk. The restaurant is currently operating with food service, without the sale of alcoholic beverages. All taxes are current. The Council Liquor License Review Committee has recommended approval on April 12, 2021.

A determination that the applicant is approved "above all others" at the designed premises is recommended on the basis of the unique character of the authentic Greek restaurant and the services it offers to the downtown community and the general public.

If approved by City Council, the applicant will still be required to demonstrate to the MLCC that it meets all statutory licensing requirements to be issued a downtown development district liquor license.
Staff
Prepared by: Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Sponsored by: Council Liquor License Review Committee
Body
Whereas, In 2006 in an effort to promote economic development in qualifying communities, the Michigan Legislature passed Act 5...

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