Liquor license lowdown: July 2018


A number of hearings are coming up that concern the sale or transfer of liquor licenses in the Taos and Colfax County areas.

People are invited to share their opinions at these open meetings. The following information is compiled from legal notices published in The Taos News throughout June.

In regards to liquor license held by Allsup's Convenience Stores for its Paseo del Pueblo Sur location in Taos, the Taos Town Council will hold a hearing Tuesday (July 10) at 4 p.m. at Coronado Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos. Allsup's has had a change in ownership, which necessitates the hearing.

In Cimarron, the village will host a public hearing July 23 at 5:30 p.m. to consider the application for a small brewer liquor license requested by Blu Dragonfly Brewing, LLC. The brewing company is planning to set up shop at 301 E. Ninth St., C, in Cimarron. The village hall complex where the hearing will be held is right down the road from the proposed location, at 356-B E. Ninth St., Cimarron.

The Taos County Commission will hold a public hearing July 24 during the regular public meeting, which starts at 9 a.m., about a wholesale liquor license application in El Prado. The license is being requested by Martha I. Aguilar, of PM Wines, according to a recent legal notice. The county commission will determine whether the new license should be issued by the state's Alcohol and Gaming Division.

That same day, the Taos Town Council will hear an application for a beer and wine license for on-premises consumption for patio service. The applicant, Clay Pot Group, LLC, is proposing to locate the license at 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos, former home of Caffe Renato, which was put up for sale last year. The hearing will take place at 4 p.m. in the council chambers on Civic Plaza Drive.

A preliminary hearing on a beer and wine license for Quechua Peruvian Restaurant, 122 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite C/D, was held June 28 in Santa Fe at the offices of the Alcohol and Gaming Division. A local public hearing before the town council has not yet been scheduled, according to the restaurant's owner.

According to a spokesperson with the state's Alcohol and Gaming Division, 48 dispenser liquor licenses are located in Taos County, including the town and surrounding municipalities.