Sheridan Commission Approves Brinton's Liquor License

Sheridan Commission Approves Brinton's Liquor License

The Sheridan County Commission has approved a retail liquor license application from the New Museum at the Bradford Brinton Ranch in Big Horn.

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson explained that the Brinton currently has a restaurant liquor license, and they have discussed their plans with the Wyoming Liquor Division for their opinion on which license to apply for to implement their plans in the future. They recommended a retail liquor license, which prompted the Brinton to apply.
They were the only applicant for the available open retail license.

Joel Wardell, Chief Operating Officer with the Brinton Museum, explained what their plans are for the retail license.

Current zoning at the Brinton does not fit the type of license they are seeking, but a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) currently in the works will allow for them to use the retail license once it is in place.

Commissioner Nick Siddle brought up concerns that the county issuing a retail liquor license in this instance might create a problem in the future if there is interest in a new business wanting the license and there isn't one available, saying he didn't feel a retail license in this instance was necessary for the few times a year the Brinton might use it.

The commission approved the retail liquor license 3 to 1, with Commissioner Siddle voting against, with the condition that the CUP be approved.

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