Council rejects Vapor Bar liquor license transfer


Perrysburg City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to reject a liquor license transfer request by Vapor Bar LLC.

To have the license transferred from Toledo, the council would have had to approve Vapor Bar, 25680 North Dixie Hwy., as a economic development project.

"If a company wants to sell beer, wine, and spirit and they are legal and professional business who is the state to say no," said council member Todd Grayson, the only member who voted for the bar to get the license. 

Other members voted no because they did not believe the bar was an "economic development project."

In other council news:

Scott Kirby of the Street Tree Commission told council members that his department pruned 798 trees, planted 316, and treated 711 Ash trees. 

Planning and Zoning Administrator Brody Walters discussed the need for a zoning change to allow specialized animal services by individuals in addition to kennel services already in place. Kennels are specifically for animal services in which animals are lodged overnight and are outdoors most of the day, he said. Specialized businesses would include grooming, training, supervised play, daycare, and overnight boarding for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

Council member Joe Lawless said residents have to go to Perrysburg Township for such services now.