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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Council preview: Cobblestone seeking beer, wine license

  • Superintendent Bates to also speak about Nov. 5 school levy referendum.
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  • Since word came earlier this year that Crookston's north end would indeed be home to a Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, among the amenities listed for the lodging facility was a wine and beer lounge.
    As construction continues on the hotel along Sahlstrom Drive, the Crookston City Council Monday evening will consider a resolution for a 3.2 percent malt on-sale liquor license to Crookston Hotel Group LLC, also known as Cobbletone Hotel & Suites.
    Other items of note on the agenda include a resolution seeking approval of the five-year tax abatement request for Strategic Developments, LLC, the offshoot of Sanbridge Properties that is looking to renovate the former Super Valu grocery store into 12 apartments for senior citizens. The council's Ways & Means Committee previously recommended council approval of the request, as did the CHEDA board of directors.
    Kicking off the meeting at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chambers, School District Superintendent Chris Bates will present details on the Nov. 5 school levy referendum, which will ask district voters to approve just over $6 million in maintenance and improvement projects at the three school buildings and swimming pool. Overall, the project packages totals approximately $14 million.

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