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City Council: Beer/wine permit at motorcycle shop opposed

The battle continues over whether a new vintage motorcycle shop can also sell libations to its visitors.

The Fort Worth City Council passed a resolution at its Feb. 5 meeting to authorize the city attorney’s office to protest the pending Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission application seeking approval for a beer and wine permit at Lovekraft Motor Works.

District 8 Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray filed a protest with the TABC on behalf of local residents arguing that the business, at 2507 LaSalle Ave., challenges the general welfare, health, peace, morals, and safety of the people.

The owner of the business, Dominic Velasquez, reiterated to the council Tuesday that he only plans to have the bar open on Fridays and Saturdays. The idea is to convert part of the shop into a small bar to cater to motorsports fans.

“We’ve met all the guidelines and regulations to be able to conduct a business such as we’re proposing to you,” he said.

Gray noted the matter will come up for a hearing before a judge on March 15. She said she is not free to comment on the matter while the suit is pending, something echoed by other city officials.

However, Gray did say in response to Velasquez, “I have a huge concern that motorcycles and beer do not mix.”

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