The following is an excerpt from a township staff memo posted online:
Staff received an application to transfer a liquor license from another location in Montgomery County to the Whole Foods Pub proposed inside the new Whole Foods grocery store planed for the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood. The applicant has granted an extension of the 45 day deadline to allow this hearing to be scheduled in September.
The Liquor License being transferred is restaurant license #R-15173 from a cafe in Bridgeport. This transfer requires the Board to hold a hearing to obtain public comment before the PA Liquor Control Board (LCB) will consider the liquor license transfer. The proposed use is a restaurant/pub to be located along the Wynnewood Road frontage of the Whole Foods grocery store. We have scheduled this hearing for the September 11th B&P Committee meeting. One of the responses on the application indicates that food will be served prior to 7:00 a.m. The land development conditions limit the hours of operation and will prohibit food from being served prior to 7:00 a.m. I have informed the attorney that this response on the application will have to be amended.
Staff has also suggested that the attorney representing the applicant meet with the local Civic Associations again prior to the hearing because all previous meetings with the Civics have focused on the Whole Foods development application concerns. To our knowledge, there have been no meetings to discuss the liquor license transfer.
The commissioners' meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the BOC meeting room at 75 E. Lancaster Ave. For more information, visit the meeting calendar at lowermerion.org.
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