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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 liquor license and bonds for the Stonecrest senior housing facility.

The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at .

Throwbacks

Woody’s Roadhouse, , is requesting a liquor license for the establishment.

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.

Eagle Valley

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 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.”

Stonecrest

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 .

In other action, the council is expected to…

Check out the full agenda.

 

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HHF34 April 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Define "direct competition" for Eagle Valley - they're a municipal course thus not subject to the same taxes and fees that privately run businesses they're referring to as competition for the tournaments are faced with..
Kris Janisch April 11, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Good point HHF. Still, you have to figure other cities are doing the same thing, and the city has been looking to pump up profitability at Eagle Valley.

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