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Canopy café, bar failing to win neighborhood support as it seeks liquor license

A local man hoping to open a business in the former Plan B and Prism nightclub building, at 924 Williamson St., is not winning over the neighborhood, according to a Capital Times story.

Austin Carl again tried to sway the support of the influential Marquette Neighborhood Association at a recent meeting, but was met with resistance when he couldn't provide concrete answers to neighbors' questions about his proposed established known as Canopy. He also has a second meeting scheduled with the Alcohol License Review Committee on Feb. 19.

If the ALRC denies his request, Carl says he’d serve soda and non-alcoholic beverages instead.

When asked how he would deal with noise or other complaints, one of his proposals was to post Ald. Marsha Rummel’s phone number in the club window so people could contact her directly, much to her astonishment.

Without neighborhood support, Carl’s dream of opening a coffee and bagels place early in the day and transitioning to a bar after 5:30 p.m. may face an uphill battle.

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