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mjl,lliiH~l|ll J |jIIjljll!lJlilJ J "i~~ 12 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1- MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 NEWS Cape Gazette passes in By Ryan Mavity matter the age range," Maggio said. The location has not had a The Rehoboth Beach Board of liquor license before. Adjustment approved a variance Seth Thompson, attorney for that allows a First Street Station Maggio and Shields, said, "This restaurant to seek a liquor li- is going to be a small establish- cense ment. Our problem is, basically, Owners Joe Maggio and Bill Hooters is taking up roughly 90 Shields opened Maggio Shields, percent of the allowment for that a brokerage/care at 70 Rehoboth building." Ave. A variance was needed be- The flip side for Hooters, as cause if they were to serve alco- building inspector Terri Sullivan hol, Maggio Shields would ex- pointed out, is that by granting ceed the city's 5,000-square-foot the variance, Hooters becomes a limitation. First Street Station is legally nonconforming restau- considered one building and rant that would have to come be- Hooters, across from Maggio fore the board of adjustment if it Shields, has a liquor license and were to make any changes to its takes up 4,700 square feet. First building. Street Station was ruled as one Board member Frank Cooper buiIding in a 1991 Delaware moved to approve the variance. Supreme Court decision. Although First Street Station is Maggio said, "This concept one building, he said, functional- that Bill and I came up with was ly, its tenants operate as individ- really to complement the traffic ual businesses. that we would get for real estate In addition, he said, "The reali- on the ocean block." ty you can't run a full-servic Maggio said the restaurant restaurant without a liquor li- serves organic food and has real cense." estate listings available for Board member Doug Popham, guests to see. He said besides who also voted for the motion; serving alcohol, he hopes to keep said, "I think it would be hard to open year-round and at later operate any restaurant without a hours. Customers can now get liquor license." breakfast and lunch, but the Board member Clif Hildefley restaurant is having trouble with voted against the motion, saying, the dinner crowd because it can- "Wouldn't it be wonderful if not serve alcohol, everyone who could get a liquor "We would have loved to have license is going to have a suc- participated in Oktoberfest this cessful restaurant. The language week but we really can't do that of the code is the language of the without beer," Maggio said. code, period" lot of people come in and the Chairman Thomas Evans ab- first thing they ask is for a cold stained, saying he could not vote beer." for the variance but could not Shields said the car6 stopped vote against it either. Board serving dinner because it strug- member Myrna Kelley was not gled to attract a dinner crowd present for the meeting. without beer or wine. The Although Maggio Shields was restaurant has had to lay off em- granted the variance, it still must ployees and cut off dinner corn- go before the city commission- pletely because sales are slow. ers for a permit of compliance "I think we lose one out of before getting a liquor license three people who walk in, no from the state. [ , ; BRINGING BACK THE ART AND CRAFT OF BAKING Fine Pastries .:. Cakes .:. Tarts ,:. Breads aM Homemade Ice Cream! "r" N0W PIZZA For LUNCH Shoopes a, ynter's , 1+63 Samuel Pa ater Boulevard ,!i; Mdton, DE -" New Seasonal Days" & Hours i ed.Sat 30/YM.4:30p Su ,I-5:30PM 302.645-4558 8 colors rofiles CabiaetS 26836 Lewes/Georgetown Hwy., , Kitchen Harbeson, OE 19951 302.684.5691 , Showroom Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00-3:30 qMWaUl + The City of Lewes Office of the Mayor PUBLIC POWER WEEK October 3-9, 2010 WHEREAS, the citizens of Lewes, place high value on local control over the community services and have chosen to operate a community-owned, locally controlled, not-for-profit electricutility and, as consumers and owners of our electric utility, have a dil'ect say in utility operations and policies; and, WHEREAS, Lewes Board of Public Works provides our homes, businesses, social service,, and local government agencies with reliable, efficient, and cost-effective electricity employing sound business practices designed to ensure the best possible service at not-for-profit rates; and, WHEREAS, Lewes BPW is a valuable community asset that contributes substantially to the well: being of local citizens through energy efficiency, customer service, environmental protection, eco- nomic development, and safety awareness; WHEREAS, Lewes BPW works to bring lower-cost, safe, reliable electricity to Lewes homes and businesses, just as it has since 1901, the year when the utility was created to serve all the citizens of Lewes; and, WHEREAS; our community joins hands with more than 2,000 other public power systems in the United States in this Celebration of public power and recognition that Lewes BPW isgood for con- sumers, business, the community, and the nation. | NOW,, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, James L. Ford, III, Mayor of the City of LeONeS; do hereby proclaim October 3-9, 2010 as PUBLIC POWER WEEK in the City of Lewes Board of Public Works for its contributions to the community and to make policy mak- ersFand employees more aware of its contributions to the well-being and how it lives powerful. ~/ JameS" L,",P'ord, III, Mayor Dated: September 13, 2010 ..