By Tim Kowols
If the Hotel Lindgren becomes a reality, it will have a liquor license to go with it. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 5-2 to reserve a liquor license in the premier economic development district (PEDD) for the planned west side waterfront hotel, provided there is a valid development contract and plans are submitted to show the proposed rooftop restaurant and bar. District 1 alderperson Kelly Catarozoli, who had her motion to table the discussion voted down, said she could not vote for the approval because she had not seen the plans from the developer.
District 3 alderperson David Ward confirmed with city attorney Randy Nesbitt that nothing is set in stone, especially when considering the length of the trial the city is facing regarding the west waterfront.
The Hotel Lindgren is part of the site currently involved in a lawsuit between the city of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, which goes to trial on February 9.