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Bar owners react to Lima City Council's vote on liquor license renewals

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Council voted to not adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor renewal for the Northside Firehouse. Council voted to not adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor renewal for the Northside Firehouse.
Council also voted to tear down the old Naval Reserve Training Center building at Schoonover Park. It was used for training from 1947 to 1979. It was then closed and re-opened as a church but is now abandoned. Council also voted to tear down the old Naval Reserve Training Center building at Schoonover Park. It was used for training from 1947 to 1979. It was then closed and re-opened as a church but is now abandoned.
Council voted to adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor license renewal for the Gas Station bar. Council voted to adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor license renewal for the Gas Station bar.

Lima Council addressing head on the Lima Police Department's objection to 3 liquor license renewals Monday night.


This comes on the heels of too many calls for service by these establishments for police assistance. These votes, for the Northside Firehouse, the Beantown Saloon and the Gas Station bar. Council voted to adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor license renewal for the Gas Station bar.  Council then voted to not adopt a resolution objecting to the liquor renewal for the Northside Firehouse. 

"I'm very happy with it that some people were sticking up for me, said Frank Lombardo with Northside Firehouse. "There's some new city council people that don't understand that just in the last 2 years that its been having problems. Two more years and it will be been 40 years. I want to hang in there. The fact is, if it comes up to the State, we'll go to the State."

"There needs to be a resolution for bar owners," said Michael Liles with the Gas Station bar. "When people are having pre-existing issues who just so happen to bump into each other in our establishments. There needs to be a certain way that bar owners are held accountable because we don't know what's going on out in the streets. We're at work, we're doing business."

Council also voted to tear down the old Naval Reserve Training Center building at Schoonover Park. It was used for training from 1947 to 1979. It was then closed and re-opened as a church but is now abandoned. 

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