City of Cody Denies Liquor License for Wal-Mart

City of Cody Denies Liquor License for Wal-Mart

Monday we informed you of this week's Bank of Sheridan / poll question, asking your opinion of whether big box stores and grocery stores should be issued retail liquor licenses.

The reason – Sheridan's WalMart on February 22nd filed an application for a transfer of Retail #16 Liquor License from the Richard K & Rebecca J. Howell Living Trust, former owners of Pablo's Mexican Cantina. The Sheridan WalMart wants to be able to sell alcohol at its location.

The City of Cody has been addressing the same issue, and a standing room only crowd gathered before the Cody City Council Tuesday to speak out against Cody issuing such a license to the Cody WalMart.

The Cody store had requested a transfer of a license from a business no longer using it. Those against the request reminded the Council that ten liquor licenses have already been issued within a mile and a half of the Cody WalMart.

The lengthy meeting resulted in the Cody City Council voting to deny the transfer.

Regarding the Sheridan WalMart request, Retail License 16 will be heard at 7 pm during the April 4th Sheridan City Council meeting.

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