Lydia's Cafe is one step closer to getting a liquor license
A Rockford cafe is one step closer to getting a liquor license.
The owners of Lydia's Cafe in the Rural Oaks Neighborhood, want to make beer and wine part of their menu during daytime business hours.
They got approval from the Liquor & Tobacco Advisory Board tonight.
But some board members question whether this could affect business parking in that area.
The cafe is in a small shopping plaza where the bar Rural on Tap recently opened.
But 3rd Ward Alderman, Tom McNamara, who represents that area says it shouldn't be an issue.
"I don't think its a problem for parking there if you monitor the parking lot as I have over the last several weeks," said McNamara. "At two o'clock the parking is very minimal at that time cause that not really the rural on tap customer hours, their high point is really after 5 o'clock.
Cafe still needs approval from one more group before city council makes the final decision.