A local businessman has applied to DeKalb County for a license to open a beer growler in Tucker.
Laurie Morrison, co-owner of the building at 2323 Main Street, told Tucker Patch that an application has been submitted to the county for part of her premises to be used as a beer dispenser and that it should open by March 2013.
"He's started working on the space, but doesn't want to go too far before he gets the go-ahead," Morrison said. She added that it shouldn't be a problem and that the Main Street Tucker Alliance is "all for it."
Morrison, who runs the Main Street School of Art, described the applicant as a "family man who's lived in Tucker for ages" and said this will be his first venture in the growing growler trend.
Not so long ago, there was no alcohol whatsoever to be had in downtown Tucker. Then, Local No. 7 opened in Sept. 2011, followed this year by Las Colinas. During the same period of time, the area lost several liquor stores.
The businessman, whom Morrison did not name, is considering a railroad motif for his location which, coincidentally, Local No. 7 also chose.
A Special Land Use Permit Hearing to consider the request is scheduled for Jan. 8, followed by a meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners' planning department on Jan. 22.
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