The vote was four to one when members of the Logan City Council agreed Tuesday to give the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission consent to grant a local variance. The resolution they approved addressed proximity requirements for selling alcohol at a restaurant located at 119 S. Main, near Garff Wayside Gardens Park. Council member Gene Needham’s “No” vote was not unexpected.
“I feel bad that we keep on adding more restaurants with alcohol,” he said. “In my term, this will be the third one. I don’t know how many have been successful in getting their license, but I think it’s regrettable.”
Council member Jeannie Simmonds said all of the requirements for the property owner had been met. She said if the owner is willing to go through the process with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the council should not stand in his way. She also noted that the property is part of the city’s Downtown Historic District, which will hopefully be energized in the near future.