Gering council recommends approval of Caddies, LLC liiquor license

The Gering city council Monday evening recommended state approval of a liquor license by Caddies LLC, the new operators of the Gering Golf Course restaurant. In January the city approved a new contract with the group financed by Gering businessman Sal Munoz to operate the Monument Shadows Golf Course restaurant. The application will now go to the Liquor Control Commission for final approval.

Scottsbluff attorney Rhonda Flower, a former member of the Commission, voiced concern the application had not specifically included Country Club Road and the golf course parking lot as areas covered by the proposed license. Mayor Ed Mayo said state laws regarding open containers in moving vehicles outlined the risks those in golf carts would have as they crossed the road to get from one hole to another. And the council maintained when whey indicated the golf course as the area covered by the license, it included the parking lot.

The council is hoping for quick action by the state so the restaurant can open April 18th with a liquor license.

Renovations have begun and the city is also investing $100,000 into the operation, including the purchase of dishes, kitchenware, chairs, patio furniture and televisions for the lounge area. Over $40,000 of the city's investment is from keno funds, much of it to pay for a digital sign at Country Club Road and Five Rocks Road to promote daily specials plus signs on the building itself.

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