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City issues liquor licenses

The Alexandria City Council issued on-sale liquor licenses to 10 businesses at its November 22 meeting.

The businesses include Angelina's Restaurant and Bar, Bennigan's, Doolittles Woodfire Grill, D. Michael B's, Garden Center, Tennessee Roadhouse, Holiday Inn, Mi Mexico, Raapers and Depot Express.

A public hearing was held before the licenses were approved and no one spoke.

City Administrator Jim Taddei noted that the police department didn't have any previous problems with those applying for the licenses.

In a related action, the council agreed to allow Viking Speedway to once again sell beer during the stock car races next season.

The same conditions apply: Beer may be sold only under the grandstand or by beer runners in the grandstand; sales can't start more than one hour before the scheduled race time and must end at 9:55 p.m.; all containers must be opened at the point of sale; beer drinkers must wear wristbands that prove they're of legal age; beer may be consumed only in designated grandstand areas; security measures must be approved by the police chief and the Viking Speedway must pay for overtime hours; no alcohol is allowed in the pit area; and beer sales are limited to only the approved Viking Speedway events.

All races must end by 10:45 p.m. and can run no later than 9 p.m. on nights prior to a school day.