New Restaurants Include Slick's In St. Elmo, Tony's Place On Glass Street

Thursday, October 03, 2013 - by Gail Perry

Applications to receive a consumer beer permit were approved by the City Beer Board for six businesses on Thursday. 

Cashew at 149 River St. by Coolidge Park was described as a plant-based vegan restaurant. Currently only lunch is served but future plans are to open for breakfast and eventually for dinner.

Tony’s Club at 830 Dodson Ave. was approved to sell beer along with small sandwiches. This business is open from 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 

Tony’s Place at 2407 Glass St. is a restaurant that has been involved with the neighborhood association around Glass Street. The owner, Anthony Labon, said he wants to serve beer and wine along with the food. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. weekdays, and will remain open until midnight on weekends.

Sushi & Pho Restaurant at 5450 Highway 153 received a permit for selling beer to accompany food sales. This restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. during the week, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and is closed on Monday.

Slick’s is opening at 3950 Tennessee Ave. in St. Elmo. This will be a burger restaurant serving some beer. It will be open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Randall Carpenter’s company, Family Concessions, LLC, is a concession caterer, servicing big facilities such as Finley Stadium. He was unanimously approved for a beer license.

A carry-out license was given to J&D Quickstop & Deli at 3403 4th Ave. This is a deli serving breakfast and lunch and only expects beer to be around five percent of their total sales.

The Rooftop Hop is a benefit for Greenspaces with tickets available for $55. It will take place Oct. 19 from 7:30-11 p.m.  There will be six satellite locations ending at the rooftop of the Bijou parking garage, and later an “after-party.”  This is the second year for the event that was a sell-out last year. The party at the Bijou will include appetizers and cocktails from seven local restaurants, music and a large screen for watching football. A special events beer permit was approved for this location.

Village Volkswagen was also given a special events license for a customer and client appreciation party. This will be Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the dealership at 6001 International Dr


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