The Shelby Township Board of Trustees approved a liquor license for , but denied new Mediterranean restaurant Kayla Sky Inc. a liquor license.
Vice President of the Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce Ron Current told the Board that Kayla Sky needed a liquor license in order to compete with restaurants along Van Dyke.
“They’ve done a good job of making this not trashy and family friendly. I hope you reconsider,” he said.
Without any debate, the Board approved a Class C License for Nonna’s, which has been open for more than three years.
Trustees said Nonna’s has been in business for several years in the township and has proven to be a viable business.
Before the vote was taken, Trustee Michael Flynn told the audience he would not approve a township liquor license for Kayla Sky because the licenses are limited and must be given out judiciously.
“We have a limited amount of licenses. It’s less established in Shelby and I’ve heard from DTE that the electricity was shut down because they (Kayla Sky) weren’t able to pay their bills,” he said. “I can’t support that at this time.“
Filar said the township only has six licenses left to dole out to businesses that apply for a Class C License through Shelby for the next ten years.
“We give them out very sparingly,” she added.