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Rochester Hills golf business seeks liquor license

Rochester Hills City Council on Monday, November 12, approved a conditional use request and recommendation for the transfer of a Class C liquor license to a new X-Golf franchise which is expected to open before Thanksgiving at the Winchester Mall at Avon and Rochester roads.

Jared Vinson said the location, the second for the owners, focuses on indoor golf simulation with programs and golf lessons, leagues, private and corporate events, and club sales. The business model offers food and drinks, which is why he requested approval for the transfer of a liquor license.

Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton said city council doesn't approve or disapprove liquor licenses, as that responsibility falls under the state liquor control commission. Rather, she said the recommendation is whether or not that commission should or should not approve of the license.

Council voted unanimously to approve the recommendation as well as the special use request, with council president Mark Tisdel and councilwoman Susan Bowyer absent.

The transfer of a Class C liquor license is being made to X-Golf, by an unspecified business in Waterford Township. Barton said the license had previously had several special uses, including the operation of additional bar areas. However, those uses would not be transferred, and that sales would be limited to one bar location at the business.

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