Public Hearing Set for Star Stadium Theatres Liquor License Request

Public Hearing Set for Star Stadium Theatres Liquor License Request

ROCK SPRINGS — Rock Springs residents will have the chance to address the Rock Springs City Council during a public hearing for a restaurant liquor license request from Encore Cinemas, Inc., doing business as Star Stadium Theatres.

The Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. During the meeting, they are set to host two public hearings. The first will allow residents to speak on a liquor license request from Star Stadium Theatres located at 2441 Foothill Boulevard in Rock Springs.

In an interview with SweetwaterNOW, Rock Springs Director of Administrative Services Matthew McBurnett said if the Council approves the request, Star Stadium Theaters could serve beer, wine, and mixed drinks just like any other restaurant in town.

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According to Star Stadiums liquor license application, liquor would be sold year round from noon until 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Prior to July 2, 2021, theaters didn’t qualify for a restaurant liquor license because of the types of food they serve. However, the Wyoming Legislature removed the restrictions of types of food that must be served for an establishment to qualify for this license type. This change allowed for theaters to apply for liquor licenses.

The Council is scheduled to review and vote on this request later on in the meeting under new business. If the Council approves the request, it will go into effect on April 1, 2022.

The second public hearing also pertains to liquor licenses. This hearing will allow residents the opportunity to speak about the application renewals for microbrewery, winery, restaurant, retail, limited, bar and grill, and resort liquor licenses for the period of April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023. The Council is set to act on this item later in the meeting.

For the complete list of liquor license requests, see the document below.

Other Business

Under new business, the Council will review an amended request from the Rock Springs Main Street/URA for permission to apply for a CLG Grant from the Wyoming State Historic Office to assist with terra cotta restoration for the First Security Bank Building, in the amount of $45,848.14. At last month’s meeting, the Council approved a nearly $39,500 request. The estimated cost of the project has increased, which is why the application amount has also increased.

Council will review a resolution to accept an Airport Improvement Program Agreement for Transfer of Entitlements from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Board to the Central Wyoming Regional Airport, for partial repayment of funds loaned by the Central Wyoming Regional Airport, in the amount of $1 million.

Under resolutions, the Council will review a resolution to approve a Concessions Rent Relief Airport Rescue Grant Agreement Part I Offer between the U.S. Department of Transportation F.A.A. and the City of Rock Springs, for providing relief from rent and minimum annual guarantees to each eligible in-terminal airport concession at Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport.

The Council will also review a fee structure update from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

To review the complete agenda, click here.