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Patch Poll: Should Downers Grove Create a BYOB license?

Council expected to vote on the matter Tuesday night.

Downers Grove Village Council is expected to vote Tuesday night on whether to create a BYO license—which would allow customers to bring their own beer or wine into a restaurant—for four local businesses that have requested it. If the ordinance passes, additional business interested in the license could request it from the village as well.

So, the question is, do you like the idea of Downers Grove restaurants offering BYOB service? Vote in the poll below and voice your opinions in the comments.

Tony Cesare October 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Chad- The ordinance would allow for beer and wine, NOT spirits. Its exactly like you see in small restaurants in neighborhoods around Chicago, where its hard to get a liquor license. Moreover, a bar has no need to request this ordinance since they all ready have a license. Think Thai Cafe (just an example) expanding and adding tables, and allowing guests to BYOB. I agree there are bigger issues, I don't think this request replaces any. That is, unless Mr Waldack's premonition that a hardware store in town may request a BYOB license comes true...
Susan Carroll October 12, 2011 at 12:18 AM
I would totally go to that hardware store.
Chad D. Walz October 12, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Thanks Tony, I was not aware of the fine print. It passed unanimously.
Robert Bykowski October 12, 2011 at 12:30 AM
It did not pass unanimously. Durkin, Schnell voted no.
Robert Bykowski October 12, 2011 at 01:18 AM
Actually, I'm wrong. I had lemon tree on my mind when I read this, not byob.

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