Bricco in Kent, located at 210 S. Depeyster St., placed Issue 36 on the ballot after applying for a D-6 liquor permit. The passage of this issue for the restaurant would permit the sale of wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquor on Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight.
The Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control is responsible for issuing these liquor licenses, and the department’s website states local community input is encouraged and considered during this permitting and renewal process. In Ohio, a local precinct vote is required to obtain a permit for Sunday sales of liquor.
Bricco Kent opened in January of 2014 and is modeled after the original location in downtown Akron. According to Bricco’s website, the restaurant offers an extensive drink menu, including 100 wine selections and locally produced ales.
Bricco Kent could still sell other alcohol like wine and beer on Sunday without the D-6 permit.
Sarah Matthews is the student politics and USG reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]