A group of local doctors who will open a convention center in Danville plan to apply for a liquor license even though the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control believes it isn't eligible for it.
The license would allow the center, B.B.R.S., to sell liquor-by-the-drink just to patrons of the center, and it does not restrict them to 70 percent food sales, as is required by restaurant licenses.
However, Steve Humphress, ABC staff attorney, said he doesn't think a convention center license could be issued in Danville because the community voted for limited alcohol sales.
Madar Bux, Anjum Bux, Arthur Rivard and Thomas Serey, the local doctors who own B.B.R.S., plan to test that interpretation by applying for a license. If the ABC doesn't issue them one, they plan to take it to court, Madar Bux said.