OSHKOSH - Liquor
licenses in Oshkosh have been in high demand for the last 40 years,
so city officials are a little surprised that no one is applying for
three licenses that have been available for a while.
A news outlet says
the city's Common Council plans to wait and see whether the business
community develops any proposals for the licenses. Mayor Burk Tower
says it's possible the city will keep them.
Pat Purtell is the
president of the Oshkosh Tavern League. He says it may be that
entrepreneurs recognize that running a tavern isn't easy.
Pete Madland leads
the Tavern League of Wisconsin. He's not surprised licenses are
sitting unused. He says a changing culture means people are more
likely to drink at home than at a bar.