Restaurant gets initial OK for liquor license in Fisher

FISHER — A restaurant/sports bar has been given provisional approval for its liquor license.

Aaron Sparrow, Kayl Thomas and Terry Bishop, all of Urbana, will open the business, called Tailgaters, at 111 S. Third St. on New Year's Day. The board unanimously approved the license to be issued as soon as the owners furnish their retailer's occupation tax number to Mayor Milt Kelly.

Under the terms of the license, Tailgaters must generate at least half its income from food sales. It will also be allowed to sell packaged beer and wine.

In other business, high school English teacher Matt Jokisch introduced several students who are charter members of what is being called the Bunnies Volunteer Club. He said the students want to become a "community workforce who will show up in any way to serve," adding "We're above nothing."

So far, the group has received two grants: $1,000 from the Illinois Education Association and $2,000 from the state Transportation Department, earmarked to promote teen driving safety. The group has already partnered with an area mission organization that builds basketball courts in Haiti. That is where many old Fisher sports uniforms will be sent.

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