Open Harvest has been working for years to get a liquor license. We are currently prohibited by a local city ordinance due to the proximity to a residential district behind us. In 2017 we finally got some traction with a liquor license text amendment. We are hopeful, but the fight is far from over.
On January 29th, the Lincoln City Council will hold a public hearing on our text amendment change that would allow us and other grocery stores in older neighborhoods to apply for a liquor license.
We are confident our amendment will not only benefit Open Harvest, but other current and future retail grocery businesses, by:
Most importantly, this amendment supports smart city planning and aligns with Guiding Principles found in the Lincoln / Lancaster LPlan 2040.
This petition initially started over a year ago, and we've already gathered hundreds of signatures in the store. We are now trying to throw our net a little wider.
Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word!
Open Harvest Co-op Grocery