Council OKs liquor store proposed for St. Anthony West

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May 23, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The City Council has cleared the way for a new liquor store to open at Broadway and Marshall despite fierce opposition from a group of neighbors.

The City Council voted today to deny the appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to allow the liquor store to move forward — approving action taken by the Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee earlier in the month.

Opponents of the liquor store have argued Northeast already has enough liquor stores and the development plans for the area call for more density at the site.

Minnehaha Liquors owner Steve Krause and his son Jason are behind the proposed liquor store.

While the Council is allowing them to move forward with the new business, they are required to meet a number of conditions set by the city, including meeting landscaping requirements for the site and providing space for at least 15 parking stalls, among other things.