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Ordinance approved for Rural Street bar
By Jim Hagerty
The Rockford City Council voted for an ordinance approving the liquor license and parking variance for a Rural Street bar Monday night, April 21.
The vote was 9-4, giving Nick Fosberg and Derick Kunz the go-ahead to open Rural on Tap, a tavern at 1710 Rural St., inside the Rural Oaks shopping plaza.
Alds. Ann Thompson-Kelly, D-7; Frank Beach, R-10; Karen Elyea, D-11; and Linda McNeely, D-13, voted against the ordinance. They also voted “no” when the project was approved 9-4 April 7.
Fosberg and Kunz agreed to 17 license restrictions. According to their agreement, they are prohibited from charging a cover, hiring full bands and DJs and installing video gaming terminals (slots). The tavern is slated for a July 1 opening.
The Rockford City Council meets every Monday at City Hall, downtown.