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Because Mayor Jack Diamond is fighting Messenger House tavern owner Robert Neuweiler’s application for a liquor license at 49 South Street, the state Liquor Authority board rather than its staff will determine whether the application should be approved, according to SLA spokesman William Crowley. People with an interest in the case will be able to testify at the SLA's headquarters in New York City or from its Albany conference call location at a date to be determined.
(Story originally published January 4.)
GLENS FALLS -- Mayor John "Jack" Diamond expended great effort last year in an attempt to block the opening of a bar by a convicted drug dealer.
Well, that worked out better for Messenger House owner Robert Neuweiler than it did for the mayor. He is doing do well at his 38 South Street watering hole that he is planning to try opening a second one -- the former Dream Street Tavern at 49 South Street.
Both would operate in a rather rowdy section of that thoroughfare, located just southwest of Glens Falls Hospital, where city police now are investigating an assault near a bar.
This time, however, Neuweiler has more than the mayor working against him.
Maury Thompson, who writes for the local newspaper, the Post-Star, has a good story full of details.
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