Woodbury Council Preview: Throwbacks Change, Eagle Valley Liquor License, Stonecrest Bonds
The Woodbury City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday is set to discuss the coming changes at Throwbacks Grille and Bar, along with the Eagle Valley Golf Course liquor license and bonds for the Stonecrest senior housing facility.
The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Late last month, David Harvey, the general manager, announced the change, which includes a major remodeling of the restaurant and a change in its concept.
Woody’s will offer steak, burgers, ribs, skewers and rotisserie meats, and transition from a bar decor to a restaurant atmosphere, Harvey said, and a chef is being brought in from an Uptown restaurant.
“In this day and age, entertainment venues just don’t survive,” Harvey told Patch. “We’re no longer going to be an entertainment venue that serves food, we’re going to be a restaurant with entertainment in the evenings.”
A background check on the owners came back clear, according to a council memo. There is a public hearing on the matter scheduled for Wednesday night.
The city has been considering giving the Eagle Valley Golf Course a full liquor license. (It currently only serves wine and strong beer.)
City officials have told Patch that the change is meant to make the municipal golf course more attractive for larger tournaments. A public hearing on the item is scheduled.
“With a competitive local golf market, it is important that Eagle Valley Golf Course take every opportunity to compete on a level playing field with competing facilities,” reads a council memo on the matter. “The golf courses that are considered in direct competition to Eagle Valley hold on sale intoxicating liquor licenses.”
The council is set to discuss issuing $8 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds “to refund the outstanding principal balance of the City's Senior Housing Revenue Bonds” for Stonecrest, according to a council memo.
“This is strictly a refunding of the previous debt, and they are not issuing more debt or extending the maturity,” reads the memo.
The city in 2000 created a tax-increment financing (TIF) district for the construction of the facility, which included 77 units that year and a second phase in 2007. Stonecrest is attached to Central Park.
In other action, the council is expected to…
- approve plans for a new Mattress Firm store.
- hear an update on the R.H. Stafford Branch Library.
- declare April 15 through April 21, 2012, Volunteer Recognition Week in Woodbury.
- set 2012 polling places in Woodbury. (See a story on city redistricting.)