On 8 March the Liquor Licensing Board met to consider an application to transfer the package liquor license from Red Bay Plaza to Countryside Village Shopping Centre in Savannah.
The reason for the transfer request arose because Government intends to demolish Red Bay Plaza to make way for a new road.
At the Liquor Licensing board meeting a petition containing the signatures and emails of over 600 residents of the area that would be served by the proposed store were presented to the board, indicating that they have no objection to the application.
At the same hearing, a petition containing less than 100 signatures objecting to the transfer was also submitted to the Board.
The Liquor Licensing Board has not yet made its decision.
Thursday morning Ms Heather Bodden announced on Radio Cayman that a meeting of residents was to be held that evening at Savannah Primary School to discuss the issue, and asserted that the Liquor Licensing Board would not make its decision until it had heard the outcome of this meeting.
The applicant, Peter Dutton and Jacques Scott Group Ltd., have refrained and will continue to refrain from making any comment that might influence the board’s decision as the hearing has already taken place and objections were dealt with at that hearing in accordance with the law.
Mr. Dutton and the group strongly refute the suggestion made on the radio that alcoholic beverages would be made available to children at the Savannah Primary School.
The application is for a retail store license, not a bar license and the company is a responsible corporate citizen and has always observed the Liquor Licensing Law.