Logan OKs license transfer

Logan Township supervisors have endorsed a restaurant’s request to transfer a liquor license, subject to approval by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Brenda Tyler, who owns the Grape Leaf, 3124 Pleasant Valley Blvd., and restaurant manager Gail E. Monahan told supervisors that they want to make use of Monahan’s license, now in safekeeping and previously used at the Racer’s Sports Bar in Tyrone.

“It’s just going to be for beer and wine sales,” Monahan told supervisors who met Thursday.

The 72-seat restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean food, has no bar but currently allows customers to bring their own alcoholic beverages.

If the PLCB grants the license, wine and beer sales will be introduced during current operating hours, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Tyler said. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller told supervisors he had no objections. Township officers have never been called to the site.

The restaurant is located near the Alliance Church, but Heller said he checked with church leaders who voiced no objections to the proposed liquor license transfer and referred to the restaurant as a great neighbor.

Heller also pointed out that other nearby properties including the Olive Garden and Red Lobster have bars.

Supervisor Jim Patterson said he saw no issues with the proposed transfer, based on the intention of serving a glass of beer or wine with food. Fellow supervisors Ed Frontino, David Rhoa and Joe Metzgar agreed and voted in favor of the proposed transfer. Supervisor Frank Meloy was absent.

Solicitor Larry Clapper had supervisors sign a resolution to be presented to the PLCB, which has the final say on the transfer request.