City Council will file a conditional objection to a liquor permit for a proposed new restaurant on Howe Road because it's too early.
Craft Brew Company Inc. is seeking a liquor permit for a new restaurant the company hopes to build on the site of a proposed daycare center at 16555 Howe Rd., next to .
But because the company has not yet built the restaurant -- or submitted plans -- the city has put a hold on the request.
Law Director Ken Kraus said there is not enough information yet on whether the restaurant would comply with health and safety regulations to clear the way for the state to issue a liquor permit.
Craft Brew Inc. Feb. 27 for the parcel on Howe Road. The firm paid $400,000 for the land.
Owner Patrick Potopsky of North Royalton, who owned the Blue Moose Tavern in Parma and the Blue Snapper Grill on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights, has told city officials he plans to build a restaurant with an outdoor patio on the 2.7-acre site.
The site's original project was a daycare center that when the developer went bankrupt.
The Toledo-based Timberstone Group had planned to build a Kindercare there. The company had also taken on the stalled Renaissance Park retail project at Whitney and Pearl roads.
The Howe Road property in January.
Once plans for the new restaurant are submitted and reviewed, the city will lift its objection and allow the state to process the liquor permit request, Kraus said.
In March, the city also filed a condition objection to a liquor permit sought by that would operate next to on Pearl Road, because plans had not yet been submitted.