Sioux Falls council approves plan to sell liquor at State Theatre

Published: May. 20, 2020 at 8:49 AM CDT
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The Sioux Falls City Council has approved a liquor license for the State Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls.

The theatre is in the midst of a

to return the classic building to its former glory.

On Tuesday night, the city council unanimously approved a liquor license for the facility, which will allow the theatre to serve alcohol drinks when it does reopen.

Councilor Christine Erickson said the State Theatre had a well-developed plan to control liquor sales, which she said helped sway her vote.

This comes two years after the council denied a similar proposal at the West Mall 7 movie theatre. Councilor Pat Starr said Tuesday night he regretted voting no against the West Mall 7's license.

The State Theatre is aiming for a mid-2020 opening.

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