Sunday, February 19, 2012
A quick rundown of this week's news.
College Park residents could have a new place to wine and dine as early as the end of the semester if all goes according to plan with the Terripin Turf licensing and renovations. The College Park City council voted Tuesday to support the Class B liquor license application of Mohammad Afshar Khalaji, who has plans to add a new fire suppression sprinkler system in what was once known as Sante Fe Cafe on Knox Rd. They also plan to apply for an entertainment license so they can feature live music. The Civil Marriage Protection Act narrowly passed the Maryland House of Delegates Friday evening. All three District 21 delegates, Benjamin Barns, Barbara Frush and Joseline Pena-Melnyk, all voted in support of the bill. Meanwhile, local residents …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The building will undergo extensive renovations to ready it for a spring or early summer debut.
After sitting vacant for nearly two years, 4408 Knox Road, the former home of Santa Fe Cafe, could be getting a new tenant as early as the end of the semester. The College Park city council approved the business plan for the new establishment, Terripin Turf, last week, including a 50/50 alcohol-to-food ratio and a wristband and identification scanning system to keep out underage drinkers. A motion was brought in front of the mayor and council at Tuesday’s meeting to support their application for a Class B liquor license. The bar owners, Mohammad Afshar Khalaji and his daughters, Salomeh and Yasmine, have also agreed to update the building’s sprinkler system and plan on doing extensive renovations on the property. “There was a controversy …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A summary of work session agenda items for Wednesday.
Tonight's Mayor and Council work session is jam-packed. Below is a summary of several agenda items. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers of City Hall, 4500 Knox Road. (Note the early time.) The meeting is open to the public. Election Board Payment The city’s Election Board Supervisors might no longer be paid in non-election years if a proposed motion passes. They would continue receiving $360 in years of elections or special elections. The motion, if passed, would not impact the payment frequency for the Chief of Election Supervisors, who currently receives $480 a year whether there is an election or not. Shuttle-UM Service The council will discuss whether or not to spend $10,000 so that city residents…
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Patch's cameras captured some highlights and reactions from the Thirsty Turtle's liquor license hearing.
Local law enforcement, University of Maryland student leadership and College Park City Council representatives came to Wednesday night's hearing to determine the fate of the Thirsty Turtle's liquor license. The battle never materialized, as the hearing was rendered moot by the Turtle's voluntarily surrender of its liquor license earlier in the day. Instead, participants were asked to share their concerns and expectations for whatever business next inhabits the Turtle's halls.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
City official details the process a business must go through to obtain a liquor license in College Park
Last Wednesday, the College Park City Council voted to support Hanami Japanese Restaurant's application to start selling beer and wine. But due to the many complexities associated with the sale of alcohol, it may be awhile before Hanami's patrons can expect to wash down their sushi with anything stronger than a soda. When it comes to obtaining a liquor license, applicants have to go to through an extensive process. A vendor applies to the Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners, and the county's Liquor Control Board schedules a hearing at the County Service Building in Hyattsville, according to Bob Ryan, director of College Park's Public Services Department. The city then processes anyone who applies. "The city attorney and …