City Council approves new ordinance, helping a new CMU business

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – City Council approved a new ordinance, amending the distance between a business that can sell liquor, and Colorado Mesa University.

The state law requires a business to be 500 feet from the property line of the school to the liquor-licensed business. With a council's vote on Wednesday, a new business is set to move in across from the campus on 12th street.

The business would be called "The Point" located where the old Yoshi Bowl use to be.

The owner of "The Point" is the CMU Entrepreneurial Club, and will be run by CMU students, giving them real life managerial skills.

"We are trying to get students to have that real world experience that is the basis idea for having this entire establishment, is being able to present to students a real world application of what their learning in college, and how it would be run, " says Craton Edwards, a CMU senior.

The next step of the Entrepreneurial Club after having the ordinance approved is to get a liquor license which they hope obtain on August 7th. They hope to have the Point open for the start of the CMU school year.

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