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Porterdale council denies liquor application
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Porterdale City Council denied an application for liquor licenses for Porterdale Bar and Grill at a special called meeting on Thursday night.

The council voted to deny the sale of beer, wine and distilled spirits by the drink for consumption at the bar.

On July 26, the council revoked three liquor licenses from Porterdale Bar and Grill for its failure to file distilled spirits excise tax returns in the amount of $1,650 and its failure to pay more than $500 in excise taxes.

Porterdale city manager Bob Thomson said Linda Crawford, one of the owners of the bar, did not show up to the meeting on Thursday night.

"Something must have happened on their end," Thomson said. "If they had come, I don't know what the outcome would have been, but certainly not showing up did not help their cause."

Thomson said the owners of the bar are managing partners with a company called West Newton Investments, LLC.

He said Crawford's daughter Lindsey Crawford originally had liquor licenses under her name, but could not apply again because the license was revoked.
The restaurant will not be able to sell liquor, beer or wine, unless its licenses are restored.

In other business, Thomson also said the city has received another tree grant for $500.