Council votes to grant liquor license to Rio Theatre


October 19, 2022

Benny Westcott

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 11, voted 5-1 to recommend granting an Oregon Liquor Control Commission "Full On-Premises" liquor license to the Rio Theatre.

The group had decided at its Sept. 27 meeting to ask theater owners Erika and Thomas Banham to re-propose their request with more information. Both were present Oct. 11 to address questions.

Councilor Angelita Sanchez expressed concerns about what she called "government overreach" in the council's decision to delay the vote.

"I'm sorry that this has been delayed by another two weeks," she said. "It looks like you applie...

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