Special use permit for liquor store denied

Monday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting drew a bit of a crowd, but with not much discussion, the council opted to follow the recommendation of the planning commission and deny a special use permit.

The special use permit in question was for Amit Patel to operate a liquor store in the former Hometown Pharmacy building on South Main Street.

When the matter was discussed by the planning commission on Nov. 15, many people were in attendance expressing concerns and asking if Red Bud really needed another liquor store.

For more from the city council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.