Oswego's Village Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to allow a liquor store to locate in the former Orchard Cafe at 3402 Orchard Road.
Oswego's Village Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to allow a liquor store to locate in the former Orchard Cafe at 3402 Orchard Road.

The Oswego Village Board has unanimously approved a special use permit for a liquor store on Orchard Road on the village's far west side.

In a unanimous ballot during an Oct. 6 meeting, the village board approved issuing the permit for the liquor store which will locate in the former Orchard Cafe at 3402 Orchard Road.

In a memo to the board, Development Services Director Rod Zenner and village staff recommended the approval of the permit request.

"Staff believes the applicant has met the standards for a special use as included in this report. The proposed liquor store business will be compatible with the surrounding uses in the area," Zenner wrote.

The the village's zoning ordinance requires special use permits for liquor stores located in the B-3 retail zoning districts.

In a prior memo, to the village's planning and zoning committee, Zenner stated the proposed liquor store meets the requirements because it "would allow for a dedicated liquor store that currently does not exist in this location."

Orchard Liquor, according to Zenner, would occupy 8,249 square feet of retail floor space between two tenant spaces in the strip multi-unit commercial building included in the Orchard Woods development, and have a 55 space parking lot.

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