Near the end of a very busy agenda Tuesday night, the Oconee County Board of Commissioners is set to take up an application for a beer and wine license at University 16 Cinemas now under construction inside of Epps Bridge Centre off Epps Bridge Parkway.
The application is to allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine in what is labeled on the application as the food service area, a banquet room and one of the theater’s 16 auditoriums.
The theater, originally scheduled for opening by Memorial Day, won’t open until June, according to Oconee County Planner Krista Gridley, who told me that the final plats were submitted to the planning office on Friday.
Most of the attention at the meeting will be focused on the decisions the BOC will make on applications from Bernard Garrett for a special use permit and a hardship variance to allow operation of a materials recovery facility at 1441 Dials Mill Road.
Some suspense also surrounds the announcement by the Board of its decision on appointment of a member to the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board, to which former Commissioner Chuck Horton and John Caudill have applied.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Courtroom 1 on the third floor of the courthouse in Watkinsville, having been moved from the regular Commission meeting room on the second floor because of the large attendance expected for the hearings on the Garrett requests.
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