Block Island Times

Thursday Nights on Dodge gets a new flavor

The Town Council switched its role to Board of License Commissioners on June 21 to consider a liquor license request from Persephone’s, the coffee shop and café on Dodge Street. Owner Persephone Brown was asking for six F1 licenses.At the request of First Warden Keith Stover, Town Clerk Millie McGinness explained that an F1 license allows for “the service of beer, wine and spirits for a period of 19 hours. Further, the liquor must be purchased from a retail establishment, rather than wholesale.Representing Brown was Kayleigh Bernier, who told the council that the licenses were for “dessert nights,” which are held during the weekly, summertime Thursday Night on Dodge Street events.The café would like to offer its customers espresso drinks with alcohol to have with dessert.Thursday Night on Dodge started a few years ago when businesses in the area decided to stay open later and hold family-friendly events. The Island Free Library has even joined in the fun, holding special programs on Thursday evenings. Persephone’s is asking for six licenses because the event will be held six times, on Thursday nights starting on July 6,

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