Rush City Decides on Liquor Store Future
Rush City Councilman Michael Louzek called the decision on what to do with the municipal liquor store the toughest move he’s had to make in all his years on the council.
The Council held an hour and a half discussion on the issues Monday at the council meeting and in the end agreed to move forward with the relocating the store next to Rush City Foods. Councilwoman Jamie Amundson says if the city decides not to support the store, they are turning their backs on local businesses.
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Mayor Jim Ertz expressed continued concern with keeping the store open. He says recent financial forecast predict the store will have to hit goals he think may be too high.
Mayor Ertz’s Comments:
But Tom Agnus with the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association says relocating leads to the potential of attracting regional buyers who may currently shop elsewhere, and at the same time benefit Rush City residents.
In the end, the board unanymously agreed to continue negotiations resulting in the move.