One such example is the recent approval of keg sales that was approved by the Village Board earlier this year. Rock Bottom Restaurant inquired about selling kegs of beer at the restaurant for carry out and after careful consideration, the Village Board amended the ordinance to allow this request.
A second request has recently been made by Miller's Ale House to allow for tailgating in the parking lot of the restaurant prior to Chicago Bears football games. Trustee Zachary Wilson is championing an ordinance which would allow Miller's Ale House to sell alcoholic beverages for a three hour period prior to the Chicago Bears game, provided that the game start time is between noon and 3:30 p.m.
The tailgating area will be a designated section of the parking lot of Miller's Ale House and will be separated in some way. Patrons will not be allowed to bring in any of their own alcohol and at least two uniformed security guards will be in the parking lot at all times during the tail gate.
"I am pleased to assist businesses as they host new events and draw new customers. Miller's Ale House has proven to be a terrific community-minded business in our Yorktown/Butterfield corridor," Wilson said.
The ordinance will grant a special "Class P" liquor license to allow the tail gate. The item will be on the agenda of the April 4, 2013 Village of Lombard Board of Trustees agenda for approval.