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Woodstock City Council to talk abandoned property grant, liquor licenses, Promote Woodstock

Promote Woodstock update also on Tuesday’s agenda

The Woodstock City Council will meet Tuesday to consider a liquor license for Ethereal Confections, a housing grant, Promote Woodstock and more.

Ethereal Confections is in the process of moving to a new building. The “bean to bar” chocolate shop, cafe and bar is located at 113 S. Benton St. and plans to move to the former Elks Lodge building at 140 Cass St.

The owners are requesting a liquor license for the new location, which could allow the business to have video gaming, serve alcohol and sell packaged beer and wine, according to city documents. Ethereal Confections doesn’t have video gaming at its current location.

The company started a Kickstarter to fund the move, and the campaign has raised $37,555 as of Monday.

The council also will discuss a $30,000 housing grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The agency awarded the city funding to manage abandoned properties in Woodstock.

The city’s Building and Zoning Department could use the money to demolish and clean abandoned houses, documents show. Some of those services include mowing, board-ups and property maintenance to maintain neighborhood property values, aesthetics and security.

A discussion on Promote Woodstock also is scheduled to take place Tuesday. Promote Woodstock is the marketing campaign aimed at bringing tourism and economic development to the city. The city-funded private/public partnership created the “Real Woodstock” brand and wants to increase its budget through investors and advertising, documents show.

The council will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodstock City Hall, 121 W. Calhoun St.

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