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City denies new bar in location that housed Fieldhouse

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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One Wisconsin businessman may not be able to establish a new bar under current Iowa City regulation.

Josh Hurley, owner of Whiskey Jack’s Saloon in Madison, wrote to city officials earlier this month in regards to obtaining a license to create a similar establishment in Iowa City in the building that was the site of the Field House, according to correspondence released Tuesday.

However what would be a bar, restaurant, and entertainment venue will not likely be able to qualify for a license, one city official said. Under the current Iowa City regulation, new drinking establishments are required to be 500 feet away from each other.

Restaurants that close before midnight will only be allowed.

— by Rebecca Morin


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