Friday, May 11, 2007
May 10, 2007
Traders Point Creamery gains alcohol permit
Cafe plans to add Friday, Saturday night dinner
By Robert Annis
Traders Point Creamery’s petition for a liquor permit for beer and wine has been approved by the state’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
The commision gave its OK last week.
Fritz Kunz, co-owner of the farm with his wife, Jane, said the creamery, 9101 Moore Road, will begin selling organic beer and wine and plans to expand meal service to include dinner Friday and Saturday evenings in the near future. The creamery’s cafe was previously open only for lunch and breakfast.
Kunz said he sought the beer and wine permit to complement the cafe’s food offerings, and not to become known as a bar or tavern. Remonstrators, such as neighbor Scott Hokanson, argued that a liquor license shouldn’t be issued to an establishment in a predominately residential neighborhood.
Hokanson could not be reached for comment.
Kunz said he was a community activist and wanted only to make the area a more wonderful place. He suggested that other farms should follow his lead to make their businesses more valuable so they wouldn’t need to sell to developers.
The license will be renewed automatically each year unless there are code violations, according to an agency spokesperson.
Call Star reporter Robert Annis at (317) 444-5572.