Update: The Mesa City Council voted 7-0 May 4 to recommend that the Arizona Department of Liquor approve the request.
The Mesa City Council on Monday, May 4, will consider making a recommendation to the state liquor department on a request by a downtown Mesa music venue for a Series 6 bar license. The council meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. May 4 in the council chambers, 57 E. First St. The agenda can be viewed here.
The license for Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., is being requested by The Mantooth Group LLC, with agent Michelle Donovan, according to the agenda for Monday’s council meeting. There is currently no existing license at this location. There exists a permanent injunction (Maricopa County Superior Court Case CV2002-011923) pertaining to the property issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 12, Chapter 7, Article 12 [Abatement of Crime Property] according to the agenda.
Mesa city staff members are recommending that the council vote for approval of the license, according to the agenda. “The staff recommendation is for approval so long as applicant demonstrates: (i) applicant has a business plan showing how applicant will meet the requirements of the permanent injunction; (ii) the permanent injunction was lifted; or (iii) the permanent injunction does not inhibit the issuance of a liquor license to the applicant. [Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 4-201 and Ariz. Admin. Code § R19-1-702],” according to the agenda.
The previous license held by Rodammer LLC was issued on Sept. 7, 1994, and was reverted back to the state on Jan. 8, 1998, according to city of Mesa documents.
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