3-14-19 fdl city council approves liquor license for the veranda

The Fond du Lac city council has approved a liquor license for a new café and bar in the historic Elks Lodge on Sheboygan Street.  The owner of Annie’s Fountain City Café in downtown Fond du lac, Ann Culver, says the goal is to open The Veranda around May first.  Culver says indoor seating will be limited to 20 seats in the café, with up to  50 seats on the outdoor patio during the summer.  The Thelma Arts Center expressed concern about the Veranda competing with Thelma’s bar and the food vendors who pay to be there..specifically during the free outdoor summer concerts.  Thelma director Jacqui Corsi says Thelma wants the Veranda to be successful,  but wanted the council to limit the businesses’ hours during the  times when the Thelma holds its outdoor concerts.  The council voted unanimously in favor of the liquor license.