At least two Elmwood Park restaurants will be able to serve alcohol with breakfast after the Village Board approved a change that creates a new class of liquor licenses in the village.
At the second of two board meetings on Feb. 5, which immediately followed the first, trustees approved an ordinance that will allow two city restaurants to serve alcohol in the morning. The change in the alcohol sales law is aimed at helping some businesses serve drinks such as mimosas and bloody marys with brunch. Modifies the town’s existing alcoholic beverage code.
“This creates a new kind of liquor license,” Town Manager Paul Volpe told the Pioneer Press after the meeting. “This would allow (license holders) to sell liquor starting at 6 a.m., as long as they also serve breakfast.”
The ordinance was approved without comment or debate by the board, and currently the change would only apply to two restaurants, Eggsperience on Conti Parkway and Sportz Nook on Grand Avenue.
During the first trustees meeting on February 5, police promotions were recognized and plans for a parking lot in the village were approved.
The parking area will be built in the 2500 block of 75th Court and has the recommendation of the traffic and safety commission.
Trustee Jonathan Zivojnovic praised the plan and said it will free up street parking.
“The good thing about this space is that it will be new. We will buy new land, raze it and build a municipal parking lot,” Zivojnovic said.
He said the additional space, which will be permit parking, should allow for more street parking options.
Also at the meeting, Village President Angelo Saviano swore in Detective Brian Hock as part of his promotion to Detective Sergeant, and Second Watch Officer Robert Logisz, who was promoted to First Watch Patrol Sergeant.
“They are two excellent law enforcement officers and they have been here a long time,” Zivojnovic told the Pioneer Press.
Volpe called the promotions “well deserved.”
Jesse Wright is a freelancer.