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Wine bar up for new liquor license class

The City Council tonight is scheduled to vote on plans for a new wine bar on Central Street and a new class of liquor license to fit its business model.

The Central Street Cafe is proposed for a location at 2800 Central St.

The City Council tonight is scheduled to vote on plans for a new wine bar on Central Street and a new class of liquor license to fit its business model.

The Central Street Cafe is proposed for a location at 2800 Central St.

Manage Michael Dulin is planning to serve wine, imported beer and American craft beer at a sit-down restaurant and bar on the site as well as selling the wine and beer for carry out.

As is usual for Evanston liquor licenses, the establishment has to be serving food at the time it offers liquor for sale to patrons and at an oudoor cafe only patrons who are being served food can be served liquor.

City Attorney Grant Farrar says none of the city's existing more than two dozen liquor license categories quite met the specifications proposed for the new establishment.

The location, at the corner of Central and Ewing Avenue, formerly was a Blockbuster video store.

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