But Ben Barker, the Louisville pub’s general manager, has told this news outlet that the potential problem has now been resolved.
“We have the license in hand,” Barker said. “Aside from contracting, we are on schedule to open after the build-out is done. We are hoping for a early to mid-February opening.”
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Barker had said he was confident Troll Pub would either be able to obtain a new license or purchase an existing license to serve a full complement of beer, wine and spirits.
“A big part of our business is beer — we’ve got 32 taps. We’re not going to open without a beer license,” Barker said in September.
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“The Wheelhouse” is the name of the project in the 200 block of Wayne Avenue that will include a 40-unit apartment building and the Troll Pub restaurant and bar, along with other potential retail.
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The new 6,500-square-foot Dayton pub is expected to seat as many as 250 and to employ about 45, Barker has said. The Louisville tavern is known for its extensive selection of bourbons and a food menu that Barker described as “pub grub, but made from scratch.”