LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The LaFollette City Council met yesterday afternoon with one ordinance on the agenda. Ordinance 2022-07 amending the personnel policy on recommendations of the state law regarding work/overtime hours had a first reading.

The beer board had two beer license requests Tuesday afternoon. The first license request was for Family Dollar at 1211 Jacksboro Pike in the old Woodson’s Shopping Center. The second license was for Main Street Tobacco and Beer at 303 East Central Avenue at the corner of North Indiana Avenue.

The business owner of Main Street Tobacco and Beer, who is the wife of the former owner, appeared at last month’s meeting but was denied due to lack of a business license. Her husband held the license at the business formerly named the Red Roof Market and had his license revoked recently. The new owner went before the planning commission and received her business license as per request from the board last month.  Yesterday she returned seeking a license.

City Attorney Reid Troutman advised the board that the city code conflicts with new laws about issuing a beer license. Councilman Mark Hoskins expressed his displeasure with the new state law. He felt it was stripping the beer board of its authority in issuing a license. Troutman explained that state law trumps the beer board authority.

The beer board approved the new license.

After the license was approved, East End Breadbox Manager Jessica Lively spoke to the board and expressed her concerns about the issuance of the license. She asked the board what does this say to the others who are doing the right things? (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/06/2022-6AM)

2 Replies to “Former Red Roof Market granted a new beer license”

  1. Issuing a new license is ridiculous, nothing has changed. Jessica Lively is right

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