City Council Meeting - AMENDED

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Meeting Date: 05/16/2023  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration and Action on Liquor License Application: Lauren Kay Merrett, "Fourth St Market & Liquor," 2901 N. Fourth Street, Series 09 (liquor store - all spirituous liquor), New Application. 
Hold the public hearing.

The City Council has the option to:
(1) Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval;
(2) Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for denial based on information from staff, the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.
Executive Summary:
The liquor license process begins at the State level and applications are then forwarded to the respective municipality for posting of the property and holding a public hearing, after which the Council recommendation is forwarded back to the State. Series 09 licenses are a quota licenses and must be obtained through the person/location transfer of an existing license from another business or through the Arizona Liquor License Lottery. 

Fourth St Market & Liquor is an existing business in Flagstaff and is operating under an interim license. If approved, it will be the 37th active series 09 liquor license in Flagstaff and will be able to sell all spirituous liquor. To view surrounding liquor licenses, please visit the Active Liquor Licenses Map

The property has been posted as required, and the Police and Community Development divisions have reviewed the application and provided their respective reports.
Financial Impact:
There is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff as this is a recommendation to the State.
Policy Impact:
Not applicable.
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Liquor licenses are a regulatory action and there are no Community Priorities that directly apply.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Not applicable.
Key Considerations:
Because the application is for a new application, consideration may be given to the location and personal qualifications of the applicant.

The deadline for issuing a recommendation on this application is May 19, 2023.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
This business will contribute to the tax base of the community. We are not aware of any other relevant considerations.
Community Involvement:
The application was properly posted on April 25, 2023. No written protests have been received to date.
Letter to Applicant
Hearing Procedures
Series 09 Description
PD Memo
Zoning Memo


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