Doug Campbell, owner of CODA Enterprises LLC (Fleurish Home) at 135 and 137 Main St., applied for the Main Street-based district. Requesting the district that’s mostly east of the river was Dave Jursik, acting manager on behalf of 312 N. Second LLC, 241 High LLC, Historic Developers LLC, Historic Journal News LLC and Historic Robinson Schwenn LLC.
Mallory Greenham, the city’s small business development specialist, told the commission Hamilton has only one available D5 license, which allows the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises, or sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages in sealed containers for consumption on or off the property.
“In most communities, they are actually out of liquor licenses,” Greenham said.
Licenses are used not only by bars and restaurants, but also by stores and small carry-out locations.
Rather than normal D5 licenses, the ones created through the two districts will be D5-J, which are allowed within community entertainment districts.