Liquor License Transfer Approved For Incoming Downtown Italian Restaurant
On Monday, May 1, the State College Borough Council accepted the liquor license transfer for an incoming Italian restaurant downtown.
The liquor license was originally located at 2609 E. College Ave. in College Township but will be transferred into the State College Borough, as the planned restaurant, Figo Italian, will reside at 330 W. College Ave. on the first floor of The Standard apartment building.
Monday’s meeting resulted in the condition that alcohol sales may not total more than 40% of the restaurant’s revenue, as well as limitations on container size, stating that alcoholic beverages must be served in containers no larger than 22 ounces.
Other conditions that came with the transfer included alcohol sales being prohibited when food is not available for purchase at the restaurant.
The ownership group that plans to bring Figo Italian to State College is based in Philadelphia and runs the only other Figo restaurant. The Philadelphia location’s website shows a wide variety of foods, including a brunch menu, a regular menu containing Italian classics, and a more casual menu containing pizza and hoagies.
It is currently unclear when Figo Italian plans to open, but the approval of the liquor license transfer definitely brings the Italian joint one step closer.
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