Drake's "rationale letter"
Dear Ryan, We have put forth an application for a dual liquor license for The Drake Eatery. We will ask, if possible, for the dual license to cover about % of the room, so that there will remain an area for families in search of a meal, late night. Currently, we operate with a food primary liquor license. Our hours of operation are from 11:30 a.m. until midnight daily, and our kitchen operates for the same hours. With a dual liquor license, the liquor primary aspect will be from 8 p.m. until midnight, with minors being allowed from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. with an adult. As mentioned a portion of the room will remain family friendly for the duration of the service. The Drake Eatery offers a concise quality food menu and a well curated craft beer selection, as well as some wine, cider and non-alcoholic selections. We do not offer spirits, we do not put alcohol on special, or serve beer in jugs. The liq uor board has asked us a couple of times about applying for a dual liquor license. The inspectors feel that, when they arrive late evenings, approximately at 10:30 p.m. for inspections, that we are operating more like a bar than a restaurant, as there is not much evidence of guests eating at this time. The inspectors have also noted that other liquor primary license holders have commented on our operations. We wish to maintain a cooperative relationship with the liquor board and want the inspectors to view The Drake Eatery as being in total compliance with liquor policy. We do not intend to change anything about our operations with the addition of a dual liquor license, as we all appreciate the current ambiance in The Drake. A Best regards, Mike & Lee Spence Owner/Operators of The Drake Eatery