City council approves holiday decorations and liquor licenses

Taylor Diles

In a short city council meeting, the representatives maneuvered through their agenda swiftly and efficiently. 

On the dockett this week were numerous new liquor licenses for businesses such as Club Blow, Café Mood and the Fuji Japanese Steakhouse. There were also requests for 5-day and 14-day special licenses for the upcoming holiday season from Hy-Vee, Cyclone Liquors and Olde Main Brewing company. All of these were passed without debate. 

Another issue that was quickly resolved was that of holiday decorations. These decorations will last from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31 in downtown Ames. These decorations will hopefully bring a feeling of holiday spirit to the downtown area. And unlike last year, Main Street will be kept open throughout the holiday season, making it a place where everyone can come and celebrate the happy times. 

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the City of Ames is ready to meet it head on.