C I T Y O F M U S K EG O N
CITY COMMISSION MEETING
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MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
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Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron, Vice Mayor Eric Hood and Commissioners, Ken
Johnson, Teresa Emory, Willie German, Jr., and Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, City
Manager Frank Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and City Clerk Ann Meisch.
Absent: Commissioner Michael Ramsey
Tasting License for former Boar’s Belly Location
Boars Belly has permanently closed their location at 333 W. Western Avenue, and
there is a new interested party wishing to lease the space. West Michigan Rum
Company, parent company of Burl and Sprig, is planning a collaboration with a
prominent restaurant in Grand Haven for a restaurant/cocktail bar and requires a
liquor license application to be approved by the local unit of government per
The Boars Belly closed its doors las fall with the intention of becoming a seasonal
restaurant, but with the onset of the VOVID-19 pandemic, they have elected to
shut down permanently. The space is available and Burl and Sprig has a
contingent lease agreement. This is dependent on them being approved by both
the City of Muskegon and the LCC for an Offsite Tasting License, which allows
spirits manufacturers the ability to serve samples and cocktails at a location other
than their primary facilities. The tow applications (one for each suite being leased)
are attached to this submission for review by the City Commission. There are also
two resolutions attached that must be approved either recommending or not
recommending the applications, per the process provided by the Michigan Liquor
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Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve the resolutions recommending license approval as presented.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Emory, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, German, and Rinsema-
Public Comment: Public Comment received.
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk
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