By CHRIS AGEE | firstname.lastname@example.org
Two parties interested in being among the first in Palo Pinto County to sell off-premise liquor have reportedly gotten the ball rolling by filing for a specific-use permit.
An ordinance approved following the city’s May 12 election allows package stores in Mineral Wells and a definition of such businesses along with the parameters of their operation were finalized at a subsequent council meeting.
A package store, as defined under city ordinance, is “any retail establishment that offers for retail sales distilled spirits for off-premise consumption.”
As of Friday, city staff said two properties were identified by prospective package store owners, though the process has just started.
Following the application for a specific-use permit, officials said the request must then be approved by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and city council before an applicant can finally apply to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for final approval.
Inspections Department records indicate Robert Woodring is seeking a specific-use permit for a location in the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 180, which was formerly Nancy’s Italian Grill.
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