The Bethalto Village board used its first meeting of the new year to address a request brought to the board last month. The request, made by representatives from All-Stars Sports Lounge, asked the board to create an additional Class A liquor license and grant that license to the restaurant located at St. Louis Regional Airport. Village board members granted that wish last night, approving a modification to the village’s code of ordinances.
The new amendment increases the number of Class A licenses by one and decreases the number of Class B licenses issued in the village by one. It also limits the number of licenses available for each classification and limits the total number of licenses issued in the village to 12. Bethalto Mayor Steve Bryant says that this isn’t the first time the restaurant has made this request:
Representatives from the restaurant cited declining revenue as their primary reason for asking for the increase in license classification. Bryant says that All-Stars will be able to serve “hard” liquor by the end of this week.