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City creates new catering liquor license

The city of Morris has added a new liquor license option that can be utilized by catering companies.

The Morris City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the creation of a Class O Caterer Retailer Liquor License after being approached last month by Enjoi Bake Shop, Cafe and Catering.

"We've been in discussion with a caterer who wants a catering license," said Alderman Don Hansen, chairman of the Judiciary and License Committee. "It's the committee's recommendation to create a class O license."

Mayor Richard Kopczick said the license is a liquor license that is only good for one day. A caterers would need to apply for each event being hosting in the city of Morris.

"When you have a party or wedding reception at a place like Jennifer's Garden or the Morris Country Club there is no caterer. If you go to the VFW or the American Legion, the facility serves the liquor under their liquor license," Kopczick said. "This would be basically for a party in your backyard or if it is allowed in a fellowship hall at a church."

The liquor can not be sold per drink and no money may exchange hands between the person ordering and the bartender, Kopczick said. Instead the cost of the alcohol must be included in the caterer's per plate cost.

The license will allow the caterer to serve alcohol on the day of the event the license was issued for from noon until 11:59 p.m.

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