WARSAW — A local restaurant is one step closer to opening after the Kosciusko County Alcoholic Beverage Board approved transfer of a beer, wine and liquor license. The approval came during the board’s regular meeting Thursday afternoon, June 2.
Andrew Jones, a partner of Flume LLC, came before the board to request transfer of the permit. He explained the establishment, which is still under construction, will be a twofold business, with a restaurant on one side serving international foods and a bar on the other.
The business will be called RUA and will be housed at 108 E. Market St., Warsaw, which Flume LLC is currently leasing.
Excise Officer April Tackett reviewed the floor plan and noted it showed two sets of stairs, one of which Jones said leads up to vacant apartment space and the other, which leads to a basement. Tackett pointed out that all accessible space must be shown on the floor plan and that any doors leading to residential space or space not used for the business must be locked or boarded.
Jones noted Flume LLC is not currently leasing the upstairs space and that it is uninhabitable. Tackett responded, if an inspector were to come to the location and find those doors unlocked, it would be considered a violation. Jones assured her the doors would remain locked.
The board approved the permit, which will be held in escrow until inspection can be completed.
Permit renewals were approved for the following local establishments:
- Bulldog Saloon Inc., Mentone
- Mad Anthony Lake City Taphouse, 113 E. Center St., Warsaw
- Maxie’s Restaurant and Maxwelton Golf Club, 5721 E. Elkhart County Line Road, Syracuse