Fraser grants future entertainment center new liquor license

Reid Armstrong

FRASER -The Board of Trustees approved a tavern liquor license, July 6, for Marc Unicume’s proposed bowling alley and movie theater in Grand Park.

The application received only support from the public in attendance and the town received no letters of opposition to the application in advance of the hearing.

Alcoholic beverages will be served in the front of the house where a sports bar and restaurant will be located, but the drinks will be allowed throughout the facility, Unicume said. Monitoring of minors will be a priority, he added.

Resident Nick Meyer said: “We are excited about having this amenity potentially come to town.”

Grand Park developer Clark Lipscomb said, “Having somebody like Marc and his family involved in this project is extremely exciting for us … It gives us a great stride forward in advancing what has already turned out to be a great endeavor.”

And, Terry Pratt, a member of the Grand County Bowling Association who is familiar with bowling centers throughout the state said, “I don’t know of one that doesn’t have bowling and beverage together.”

She added that Unicume is going to work to certify his lanes with the United States Bowling Conference, which will help monitor the youth that come through the facility to make sure beverages are in only the proper area when youth are in the building.

Town Clerk Lu Berger noted that liquor licenses pertain to a facility or building, so once issued, she will have to keep the license until the building is completed and occupied. She added that the license may come up for renewal before it is ever issued to the applicant since the building isn’t expected to be completed until late next summer.

The board approved the license unanimously.

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