DeKALB - A downtown DeKalb bar has come under new ownership, city officials confirm, and the DeKalb City Council approved the new owners’ request for updated liquor and gaming licensing during a recent council meeting.
The DeKalb City Council voted, 6-0, to approve the request from Lord Stanley’s of DeKalb LLC during its regular meeting this week. Second Ward Alderwoman Barb Larson and Fifth Ward Alderman Scott McAdams were absent from the meeting.
DeKalb City Manager Bill Nicklas said Lord Stanley’s, 142 E. Lincoln Highway, is under new ownership and the owners are getting ready to open the bar, which has donned other names before Lord Stanley’s.
“It’s been well known for a long time,” Nicklas said during the Monday meeting.
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. City officials confirmed the owners already passed the background check.
“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,” Nicklas said July 22.
The named new owners of the bar are Matthew Binder, Joshua Crittenden, Richard Benson and Dustin Davenport, according to city documents.
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.
There are five gaming terminals at the bar, according to city officials. City officials confirmed the total number of terminals in the bar will remain the same as it did under previous ownership.
“But they all will be newly licensed,” Nicklas said.