The state will be applying for an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License for Pine Mountain State Park and Resort. The move comes shortly after the park was annexed into the city of Pineville.
The park is the first restaurant to apply for the license since Pineville became a moist city in the early 2000s.
According to Executive Director of the Communications of Kentucky Tourism Gil Lawson, there are plans to file for the license by Nov. 1. The license has to be filed with the local and state ABC offices. Both the city and state must approve the application.
If approved, the restaurant at the Pine Mountain State Park lodge would be allowed to sell liquor by the drink. Lawson said the license could be approved as early as 45 days after the application is filed, but it could take longer. The length of time is ultimately determined by the ABC officials.
Lawson said they have been preparing and training the servers for alcohol sales at the park, which includes checking licenses and not over serving alcohol.
The restaurant at the Pine Mountain State Park is the only place in the park that can sell alcohol. Lawson said the golf course would not be allowed because only restaurants that hold seating for 100 people or more can sell alcohol.
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