The Maple Grove City Council considered two on sale/Sunday sale liquor licenses for two new businesses at its Monday, Dec. 16 meeting.
The first business requesting a liquor license was the Rusty Taco, 6346 Vinewood Lane N. A Rusty Taco representative said, “We are a quick service concept restaurant. We offer authentic fresh street-style tacos. So it’s a limited menu. Everything is made fresh daily.”
The restaurant is hoping to open after the New Year. There are also two other Rusty Taco restaurants — one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis — along with a food truck in downtown Minneapolis.
The council approved the on sale intoxicating/Sunday sale liquor license, subject to compliance with liquor license requirements in the city code for the Rusty Taco.
The second business requesting a license was Patrick’s Restaurant and Bakery, 12489 Elm Creek Blvd. The business representative said the restaurant would sell pastries, danishes, coffee, sandwiches and other French-style foods.
The council also approved the on sale intoxicating/Sunday sale liquor license, subject to compliance with liquor license requirements in the city code for Patrick’s Restaurant.
Mayor Mark Steffenson said to both applicants that the Maple Grove Police Department would work with them on training and that the department conducts several compliance checks throughout the year. “If there is any way we could ever help you ensuring that you are complying with the liquor license laws in the city, make sure to call us and we’ll be happy to help you anyway we can.”
In other action, the council:
ADOPTED the 2014 General Fund Budget and Levy. The budget for 2014 will be $35,270,300, or a 2.1 percent increase over the 2013 budget.
ACCEPTED a $1,500 from the Maple Grove Lions Club to the Maple Grove Police Department. Councilor Phil Leith and Lions member said $1,000 to support National Night Out and $500 to use for maintenance of equipment in the fitness room.