DOWNEY - A request from a new Mediterranean restaurant to serve beer and wine for on-site consumption was temporarily delayed after the Planning Commission was unable to meet Wednesday due to lack of quorum.The Green Olive restaurant is slated to open in the retail strip at Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road, in a corner space previously occupied by Penguin's frozen yogurt. The 1,200-square foot restaurant will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Planning commissioners on Wednesday were set to decide whether to allow the Green Olive to serve alcohol to dine-in patrons. City officials recommended the request be approved with the standard stipulation that alcohol sales not exceed food sales. The restaurant would also be barred from hosting live entertainment and must keep its back door closed to minimize noise to nearby residences. The Planning Commission next meets April 18.
********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51