DeKALB - A downtown DeKalb bar has come under new ownership, city officials confirm, and the new owners will seek updated licensing at the next city council meeting.
Lord Stanley’s, 142 E. Lincoln Highway, is now under new ownership, confirmed City Manager Bill Nicklas Thursday. The new owners will go before the DeKalb City Council during its regular meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday in the Yusunas room of the DeKalb Public Library, 209 Oak St., to request an updated liquor and video gaming license.
“They’re getting ready to open,” Nicklas said. “Whenever the new ownership changes, you have to do a background check on them at a state and local level, and they have to pay for a new license.”
The application is for a new liquor license, as well as a gaming license for up to five video gaming terminals in the bar, according to city documents. The owners have already passed the background check, documents show.
Upon approval of the licenses, the City will receive an initial fee payment of $10,766 with annual renewal fees of $2,692, documents show. There will also be payments for initial fees of $500 per video gaming terminal, totaling $2,500, with annual fees of $250 per terminal.
The bar will also install nine other games, including dart boards and pool tables, for which the City will receive $25 per device, documents show.
City officials are recommending council approval for the license requests.