Trustees deny convenience mart liquor requests

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While the Brookfield Village Board has tendered liquor licenses for five establishments in recent months, principally for places where food service is the primary business, trustees in October rejected two liquor license requests from convenience stores.

In August, Mohammad Akbar owner of Brook Food and Liquor at 9016 47th St. requested upgrading his liquor license from Class 6, which allows the sale of beer and wine, to Class 3, which provides for the sale of hard liquor as well.

Separately, the owners of the Phoenix Convenience Store, 8814 Ogden Ave., requested an identical upgrade from Class 6 to Class 3. But after presenting their cases to the village board, both were turned back.

Brook Food and Liquor's request failed to get a motion from any trustee to approve the creation of an additional Class 3 license, while the request from Phoenix failed to garner a second from trustees. Trustee Alan Dorobiala made the motion to approve that license, but it was met with silence.

?"Bob Uphues

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