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Dexter Village Council Approves Liquor License for Foggy Bottom Coffee House

The coffee shop will begin selling beer and wine for special events.

Customers at Foggy Bottom Coffee House will soon enjoy an expanded drink menu following a 6-0 vote by the Dexter Village Council to approve a new liquor license for the business.

The council approved the license request at its meeting on Monday.

According to owner Doug Marrin, the coffee shop will offer beer and wine at special events such as open houses, parties, and concerts. A selection of Michigan-made spirits will also be added to the regular menu.

The liquor application states that special events at Foggy Bottom will not go past 7 p.m., and beer and wine will not be served for school events, such as Dexter High School's annual "Battle of the Bands" contest.

Foggy Bottom will maintain its current hours, Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In other action:

  • Resident William Kincaid asked the village council to consider reversing its decision against donating money to the Dexter Township outdoor warning system. As a resident of the Cedars of Dexter, Kincaid said the village's current siren can only be heard faintly at the retirement home. "It seems like the $6,000 expenditure is a prudent use of my tax dollars. If the original decision is allowed to stand, it seems to me that this council is abdicating in favor of Dexter Township to provide for the safety of its citizens."
  • Resident Mary Kimmel asked the council to investigate a plan to move the Dexter Post Office off of Baker Road due to safety issues with vehicles and pedestrians.

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