Statesboro City Council will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 29 per a call to order by Mayor Joe Brannen.
The council will come together in its chambers, on the second floor of city hall, for a 9 a.m. session in which members will decide on a single issue, said Brannen.
Council will vote on a second reading to grant Mangiamo – located at 19 South Main Street – the ability to sell liquor. The restaurant was already licensed to sell beer and wine by the city.
According to the mayor, the purpose for calling a meeting is to grant Mangiamo a license prior to April 1, when the store plans on reopening. The restaurant closed in March for renovations, he said.
“The restaurant wanted to have a re-grand opening April first, and the vote was not scheduled to come up until the fifth,” said Brannen. “We just wanted to help them out. We hope they are successful.”
According to the mayor, the restaurant has complied with regulations throughout the application process and should receive the license.
If council approves the license, Mangiamo will still need to garner a license from the state, said the mayor. The state license can not be awarded until Statesboro issues its vote.
Jeff Harrison can be reached at 912-489-9454