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Some Bloomington restaurants and bars are getting the chance to have the cost of their liquor licenses reduced.

Bloomington VFW
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Club organizations like the VFW can now offer delivery and curbside pickup of alcohol in Bloomington.

The City Council granted the permission during its virtual meeting Monday night, voting to modify the local emergency order approved on March 26. The amendment extends the temporary curbside and delivery alcohol allowance for restaurants and bars to club liquor license holders during the state’s shelter-in-place directive.

Eric's Too Restaurant
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The Bloomington City Council voted Monday to send a west side restaurant’s request for a beer garden back to the liquor commission.

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The Bloomington Liquor Commission approved three new liquor licenses Tuesday, including a tavern license for a restaurant going into the former Hooters location on Hershey Road.

Kroger
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Shoppers in Normal now will be able to order curbside pickup and home delivery of alcohol from large retailers.

Chiko Russo speaking at Bloomington City Council
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Bloomington City Council members want more clearly defined conditions and enforcement measures before deciding whether to approve a liquor license that would enable a convenience store to reopen under new ownership on the city’s southwest side.

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UPDATED 4:25 p.m. | Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday that a change to the city’s liquor laws could have unintended consequences on economic development.