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Village OKs Liquor License for New Restaurant Next to OHS

Crazy Bull Grill & Saloon will take up residence at 4092 Route 71.

4092 Route 71 seen plenty of new businesses at its location over the last year. In 2011 it was the home of Tuscany and in August the signing for Villa Nova II went up.

However, Villa Nova II was denied a liquor license earlier in September and the building has remained vacant since.

Now, it apparently has a new tenant moving in.

Crazy Bull Grill & Saloon had their liquor license approved by the Oswego Village board with a 5-1 vote at last Tuesday’s board meeting.

Tony Giles expressed concern that another bar-type restaurant was going to be so close to Oswego High School.

Trustee Gail Johnson said she understood Giles’ concern, and she was also concerned that the location has been home to bar and grill restaurants for so long.

“I don’t know if they would have better success with a different name… but I would have a problem with telling businesses where they should be located," she said.

Another concern expressed was the possession of the liquor license. Trustee Jeff Lawson asked what type of prohibitions were in place if the business owner happened to be “short term” before they sold the establishment to someone else.

“Our licenses are not transferrable so a new owner would need to re-apply,” said village clerk Jeanne Hoch. “The new owner would also need to go through a background check.”

The liquor license approval passed 5-1, with Giles voting no and Johnson, Lawson, Scott Volpe, Judy Sollinger and Terry Michels all voting yes. 

mary October 24, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Really, I truly believe the teens in this town need an inexpensive place to go. How about a place that sells burgers and pizza and has a room full of ping pong tables and tv for sports or whatever. Put in a few video games.
mary October 24, 2012 at 02:23 AM
That place has had the same musty smell for 15 years. Make it a gold mine, knock it down, maybe get the park district involved and give the old eyesore a lift!
oswegoannie October 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM
CJ - I agree with you. I am also worried about the high schoolers who walk to events like football games, evening band practices, etc. I hope and pray no drunks from this bar end up hitting one of our kids.
JimmyJ November 13, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Once a dump........I think the location as it is, is not the best either.
Rachel Smith November 24, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I went to the crazy bull 2 days after it opened with my husband. It was awful! They served a cheeseburger that was a frozen patty, they do not make their own burgers! My husband got the walleye and it was soggy & gross! Then the poppers which we received after our meal were store bought crap! Along with getting the poppers, the waitress gave me a plastic tube of sour cream that had an expiration date on it from 2 months ago! They served me expired sour cream and have only been opened for 2 days. The staff is lazy and apparently so is the owner by serving me crap food and expired sour cream. This place needs to close down!

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