It's part of the job the partnership has been asked to undertake, Lassiter said, as it directly affects tourism and the downtown area.
"On the whole, I think it's been an overwhelmingly positive response for just dipping our toe in the water to review those issues, but there's always the vocal minority that oppose," said Lassiter.
Currently, EDP is seeking advice from experts outside of the Danville community.
"We're approaching one or more attorneys to advise us on what our options are," said Lassiter.
One issue is jurisdiction, meaning whether the new City Commission can enact expanded alcohol sales within the current ordinance or if a referendum via a petition is needed.
Change of location
EDP also is considering moving out of the McClure-Barbee House on Fourth Street because Lassiter said the location is not conducive to business operations.
"Facilities will be a No. 1 issue in EDP's future," said Lassiter.
There are a number of problems with the current building, he said, listing maintenance problems and severely limited access to visitors.
"We're very limited by our current location."
Lassiter said EDP does not currently possess the capital to do necessary renovations and repairs to the building.
"We're going to look at relocating only if it's financially feasible," he explained.
Lassiter's recommendation is to lease a location through a landlord who would be responsible for maintenance on the property.
A few downtown locations already have been scouted, and Lassiter said he would like for EDP to remain in the downtown vicinity.
Lassiter said because of restrictions on the McClure-Barbee House deed, EDP would have to vacate by 2013.
"The (current) building is problematic for us, and it's important we have a game plan," said Lassiter.