CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council on Tuesday, November 16 approved a request from Whelan Catering, Inc. for a new restaurant liquor license for the House of Sushi, which is located at 260 South Center St.
House of Sushi requested the new restaurant liquor license due to a change of ownership that took place on September 1, according to a memo from city staff. The restaurant was previously held under the company name 666 Restaurant, Inc. When ownership was transferred to Whelan Catering, the previous restaurant liquor license for House of Sushi became invalid.
The city is able to issue an unlimited number of restaurant liquor licenses in Casper. Restaurant liquor licenses allow businesses to serve alcohol, but require that at least 60% of sales come from food. The cost for a restaurant liquor license is $1,500.
The council approved House of Sushi’s new restaurant liquor license on a vote of 7-0. Council member Amber Pollock recused herself from the vote. Mayor Steve Freel was not present on Tuesday.