Dolce cafe and wine bar gets beer licenseThe Dolce wine bar and café at the corner of Buckeye and First streets has gotten a license to add beer to the beverages it serves. The Hudson City Council approved the license on Monday night.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Dolce wine bar and café at the corner of Buckeye and First streets has gotten a license to add beer to the beverages it serves.
The Hudson City Council approved the license on Monday night.
A month ago, the council relaxed the quota on beer licenses to allow one for every 1,000 residents and one for the remaining fraction of the population.
The action made two more beer licenses available.
The new limit is 12 licenses. Ten licenses were allowed when the quota was one for every 1,250 residents plus the remaining fraction of the population.
Mike and Jeannette Kunz, owners of the new Dolce café, had asked the city to make another license available, saying they were losing customers because of their inability to serve beer on the café’s patio.
Mayor Dean Knudson said Monday night that Dolce was the only business to apply for one of the two new beer licenses. That indicates to him, he said, that the city has made about the right number of beer licenses available.
Alderperson Scot O’Malley said Dolce is a welcome addition to the downtown. Knudson agreed.
The café – which also serves gelato, pizza, salads, soups and sandwiches – opened in May.