GLEN ELLYN – Those visiting the Glen Ellyn French Market this summer and fall will most likely be able to purchase beer and wine to go with the fresh fruits and vegetables they buy.
During their workshop meeting March 19, village trustees discussed the possibility of allowing packaged beer and wine to be sold at the French Market, which is facilitated by Bensidoun USA in cooperation with the village and the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. The market was relocated last season to Metra's southeast parking lot between Main Street and Forest Avenue.
"Malloy’s Finest, a long-standing Glen Ellyn business, recently joined the chamber and asked the chamber about selling packaged beer and wine at the village’s French Market," Glen Ellyn Economic Development Coordinator Meredith Hannah said.
The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays from June through October. Hannah said she sees the value in such a proposal.
"The creation of this adjunct liquor license classification allows existing businesses an opportunity to increase their sales and generate more revenue for the village," she said. "This also allows the village’s French Market to be competitive with other neighboring markets."
Trustees are supportive of the idea, and they are set to vote at their April 9 Village Board meeting on creating a new liquor license classification for the French Market, Hannah said.
"It will be an adjunct liquor license, so a business in Glen Ellyn with a liquor license in good standing may apply," she said.