The Leeds City Council approved a 30-day license for Grand River Drive-In and Backyard at Leeds to sell alcohol and it goes into effect just in time for their Wednesday reopening event.
The council met Monday morning in a special called meeting and approved it unanimously, with Councilman Kenneth Washington absent.
Officials with Grand River and Backyard at Leeds were in attendance. General Manager of Backyard, Scott Cohen, said they are excited about being a part of the Leeds community and are mindful of the safety of Leeds residents and visitors.
The grand reopening event Neighbors Summer Fest is at the Grand River Drive-In on Wednesday.
In a statement, the city explained that a license existed with the previous owners, but the vote on Monday granted a license to the new owners for 30 days. This step will benefit the Outlet Shops of Grand River by increasing traffic and it will benefit the city with sales tax revenue.
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